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Black Lunch Table x Art+Feminism edit-a-thon at Triangle Art Association. Photographer Kearra Amaya Gopee shoots artist Cicely Carew. Source: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA.

3 ways cultural institutions can make women visible online

Posted March 20, 2018 by Mariana Fossatti

Every March, Wikipedia (the most popular free culture project on the Internet) is the protagonist of several projects and initiatives around women. Wikipedia’s well-known gender gap is addressed in several different ways, with edit-a-thons, contests

Image from Encyclopedia Britannica Concise, Internet Archive.

Why I look for missing faces #VisibleWikiWomen

Posted March 1, 2018 by Mariana Fossatti

When you are looking for information on the web and you find an article in Wikipedia, you probably expect the article to include some representative illustration of the subject. In fact, often the web browser already displays an image before you enter Wikipedia. If the item is a biography, you expect to find a portrait of the person. But what happens when there is no image? Could it be that this person is not important enough to be portrayed?

Image by Chris Snelling, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Decolonizing the Internet conference

Posted February 27, 2018 by Anasuya Sengupta

We are hosting the first ever convening on centering marginalized knowledges online - in July 2018, Cape Town, South Africa! 75% of those online are from the global South, but hardly represented on the internet. We are bringing together community organizers, technologists, scholars, artists, Wikimedians and others, to build more awareness, allies, and joint action plans.