The Great Wikimarathon is a one-day event that unites art lovers around the world in an attempt to collectively fill in the gaps of contemporary art knowledge found on wikipedia. The WikiMarathon is is a recurrent and uncentralized, happening everytime a weekend lands on the 26th of a month, since marathons are 26 miles long. Participants gather locally, at house parties and coffee shops in their neighborhood, to brainstorm and create content on contemporary and new media artists and programs. These small local groups then gather online in an open chat to streamline productivity and help each other edit their Wikipedia posts.

Project Created: 
January 2008
People: Steve Lambert
Research: Open Lab
Project Type: Open Source, Performance Art, Web
Tags: Wiki, Open Lab