Help write the wikihistory of contemporary art: participate in The Great Internet WikiMarathon

Wikipedia doesn't seem to know much about contemporary art.

So this Saturday, jan 26th 2008, in chat rooms and on coffee tables, the wikimarathon updates Wikipedia with contemporary art.

I, personally, will be at Eyebeam, as I am taking part in the Open Source Sustainability Critique, from 4 – 6PM. So if you are in NYC, you are welcome to join me there.

We (collectively, all of us) have the knowledge. Help put the knowledge into Wikipedia.

We (Joseph DelPesco, Steve Lambert, Marisa Olson, Michael Mandiberg, Bennett Williamson, and Jamie Wilkinson) will be on AIM all day, filling Wikipedia up with good information.

Never posted to a wiki before? No worries: As they say, its easy!

Oh, and, forward forward forward. Amass a force!



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Hey all,

Joseph DelPesco, Steve Lambert, Marisa Olson, Michael Mandiberg, Mr. Bennett Williamson, and Prof. Jamie Wilkinson cordially invite you to participate in The Great Internet WikiMarathon. All are welcome. Feel free to pass on the invitation. Here's the details:

There's a lack of art/artist info on Wikipedia, and we're often too busy to find the time to contribute. So, we're setting aside one day where a crew of people collectively drop serious knowledge into wikipedia about art. From your favorite notable artwork, artist or exhibition, to our soon-to-be-famous peers. We'll also add structural links to alumni schools and categories like collective art groups, non profit orgs, etc.

The day is Saturday January 26th: an afternoon on the internet quietly enriching the public domain. We imagine groups of 2-4 people around tables across the country, bottomless coffee cups fueling the discussions, fact checking, and troubleshooting. Ideally lots of "oh, that person worked with X, I'll make a page for them, link me up." There will also be a lot of online chatting across coasts. Video chats if bandwidth permits.


Roughly 12-8pm EST (9am-5pm PST) Saturday January 26th


Wherever you want to gather. At the library (there's books you can reference), at mini house parties, a local art center, or at home.
And of course, on the internet.
* IRC: irc://
* AIM: join chat: artwikimarathon

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