social text gamergate

 

We at Art+Feminism have been asked by a number of folks about our thoughts on the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee's decision on the Gamergate controversy page. We started writing a short response that ended up in the Dazed Digital article on Art+Feminism, but I kept writing. The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production is up on Social Text. The core of what I wrote: there are two separate battles over misogyny and collaboration that have merged here, and they foreground the affective labor of editing Wikipedia.