Wikipedia + Feminist Epistemology (2015)

In early March 2015 I was invited to take part in the Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon at Babycastles by stopping by, “mid-thon,” to offer a little food for thought, a little epistemological interjection. I have no particular expertise in Wikipedia, but I do research and teach classes on knowledge institutions and structures: libraries, archives, exhibitions, communications infrastructures, filing systems, classification systems, etc. So the intellectual and political concerns that likely inform Wikipedians’ work also inspire my own. Thanks to some scheduling snafus, that presentation on March 9 didn’t happen as planned, so Ari Spool, from Babycastles (she also happens to be a former student and my current TA), invited me to join the April WikiWednesdays Wikipedia meet-up at at the gallery to share some of the ideas I would’ve shared back in March. Here’s my script.