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Recent posts by Adora Svitak

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Announcing the Heart of Knowledge contest: Help us illustrate why knowledge matters

From time immemorial, human beings have obsessed over knowledge. It’s one of our most precious resources, and our most jealously guarded. We’ve accumulated it gathering in circles under trees and squeaky chairs in sloped lecture halls, distributed it in etchings on stone tablets and inky letters on paper pages, even sought to hide it by….

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Making the invisible seen: Berkeley event connects artists and academia to improve representation on Wikipedia

Filipina American artist Dorothy Santos knows what it feels like to be a minority in your field. She said, “I thought, ‘there’s no one who looks like me in this industry!’ ” She reached out to Jennifer Wofford, co-founder of the San Francisco Bay Area-based artist collaborative Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., and years later contributed to….

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A bunch of media just entered the public domain. Here’s why that matters.

The black-and-white film flickers as a wealthy young woman, sitting on a bench in a garden, bats her eyes at the gardener’s son she is not allowed to marry. In her self-portrait, an artist wears masculine clothes against a bleak urban backdrop, dark eyes meeting the viewer’s gaze from the shadow of a broad-brimmed riding….

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Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy photo

Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy

Victor Grigas - CC BY-SA 3.0

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Berkeley Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Adora Svitak

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Programs at the Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain

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