I would like to invite you to participate in four events I have helped organize for this Spring.
An Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on February 1st to help address the gender imbalance on this important resource. There are 20 locations around the world, and online: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism.
I am leading a series of conversions at MoMA in April about art and appropriation from a maker's perspective. Learn more and sign up: http://www.moma.org/learn/courses/courses#studio.
Registration is open for the Educational Outliers Unconference on March 30th: http://seminar.altedu.net.
The Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education series will be hosting seminars with Mark Allen, Douglas Rushkoff, Ira Shor, and Trade School: http://centerforthehumanities.org/seminars/extra-institutional-education
All of these events are frameworks for participation. Without you they are nothing. I invite you to join me and make them come alive.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12-6 p.m.
Eyebeam, 540 W 21st Street, NYC, and multiple locations worldwide and online
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: in a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge
We invite you to address this absence in an all-day, communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on contemporary art and feminism. There will be tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, digital and print materials to reference, childcare for the little ones, and light refreshments provided. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to art, feminism, gender studies, and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome: women, woman-identified, queer, and their allies.
Not in New York? Multiple satellite edit-a-thons will also happen simultaneously across North America and online. Confirmed events will take place at: Flinder's University, Adelaide, Australia; de Appel in Amsterdam; University of Texas at Austin School of Information; School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA; Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (co-hosted by Project Continua); Luke Lindoe Library at the Alberta College of Art and Design; Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University Library; University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City; Women’s Studio Workshop, Kingston, NY; The Public School, Los Angeles (February 9th); University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Library & Information Studies; Eastern Block (co-hosted by Studio XX, revue .dpi and Skol), Montreal; University of the Arts’ Greenfield Library, Philadelphia; Portland State University; State University of New York at Purchase; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Art Metropole, Toronto; and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.
None near you? Participate online, or start your own local event.
For those looking to start editing early, try this tutorial and sign in to the event. Childcare at the New York event requires advanced RSVP; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you will be attending. If you would like to host an Edit-a-Thon, please join in! Contact us and we can put you in contact with local Wikipedians who can help.
Organized by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America's Women and Art Special Interest Group, Jacqueline Mabey/The office of failed projects, Michael Mandiberg, and Laurel Ptak/Eyebeam Fellow, and Richard Knipel and Dorothy Howard (Metropolitan New York Library Council) of Wikimedia NYC.
Creative Appropriation with artist Michael Mandiberg
April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sign up: http://www.moma.org/learn/courses/courses#studio
MoMA invited me as an artist to lead a series of talks at the Museum. The idea that stuck was me walking through a personal version of art history, told by an artist, framing this history as a connundrum that artists must engage and negotiate; a set of rules to learn and then break, and thus rewrite (a la LeWitt). Specifically, we will be talking about specific examples of contemporary collage/appropriation work *in the galleries* and we might even get a special viewing of some works that are not currently on display. I'm pretty excited. From their description:
Join artist Michael Mandiberg for an exploration of appropriation, collage, and found art from an artist's perspective. Mandiberg leads a series of conversations on the theory and practice of appropriation, charting a path through MoMA's Robert Heinecken and Sigmar Polke exhibitions. Conversation will also touch on key works from MoMA's collection to establish a terrain of creative appropriation. To complete the circle, participants make their own found-art works in response to Mandiberg's propositions and provocations.
Sunday, March 30th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, Room I202, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
Register here: http://seminar.altedu.net/registration/
The Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center's Center for Humanities is organizing an unconference. At the unconference we will bring together many of our collaborators from the events thus far, some additional special guests, and the general public to engage in a lively day of dialogue, questioning, and critique.
In true unconference style, attendees will set the agenda and framing, but our starting point will be a consideration of the the theoretical, practical and political repercussions of education outside of a traditional institution: the cost and value of education; the function of learning and degrees; hierarchies and politics of the classroom; meeting points and community formation; curricula; and other structures.
Initial confirmed participants include: Nova Benway, Katherine Carl, Sande Cohen, Srdjan Jovanovic, Zachary Leiberman, Tyson E. Lewis, The Pedagogy Group, AK Thompson, Trade School, and you?
The unconference and year long seminar is organized by Carla Herrera-Prats (SOMA Program, Mexico City), Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo (Parsons, The New School), Michael Mandiberg (CUNY), Jennifer Stoops (CUNY).
Our ongoing Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education seminar series will be hosting Mark Allen, Douglas Rushkoff, Ira Shor, and Trade School. Building on the Educational Outliers dossier this seminar explores the current wave of new and non-traditional learning scenarios emerging in various academic disciplines. We are meeting monthly on Tuesday evenings. Full information is here: http://centerforthehumanities.org/seminars/extra-institutional-education.
March 3rd, 6:30 p.m., room 9204
Technology as Classroom: The media environment as pedagogy
March 12th, 3:45 p.m., room C202
Workshop on Workshops
April 10th, 7-9 p.m., room C198
May 13, 6:30 p.m., room 9205
View this in your browser. Share, Like, and Tweet away: