On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 3:30 AM, Myron Turner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I was particularly interested in Janet's link to Beth's blog. Beth's
> examples are institutions which use Web 2.0 and so have a
> participatory/communal element. Many are large institutions like the Walker
> or Brooklyn Museum; or they are arts organizations with substantial
> memberships. All of the sites involve social networking and facilities like
> Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, which might benefit artists--exhibition
> opportunities, sales of work, online displays. But they do not address
> themselves to the artist as maker. They don't involve the kinds of
> structures for artists that OS provides for software makers.
> When I look at Beth's examples, I can't help thinking about where the
> artist as maker fits in. That is, the artist as maker often requires some
> form of collective or community of users to participate in a project. One
> of the hurdles for artists working in such forms is developing such a
> community, and this is extremely difficult, unless the community exists at
> least partly in advance. The individual artist doesn't have the advantage
> of publicity and prominence that the large institution has, when seeking
Thanks Myron yes tenure might be one of those questions about the
impact of context.
If you make in a space what kind of tenure or terms does the space use
to manage its services.
What happens when the artist is a 'house owner' and not just a tenant
of the tools which shape
and give expression to their ideas.
There are some facebook groups which are oriented around communities of makers.
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Perhaps there isnt a congruent vertical stack of intent through the
hardware, software, tools, networks, communities, making.
You would need to have an interesting question or focus to keep things
congruent through the wide range of making that would involve. eg does
an artistic expression which is possible in the form of the tool have
right of way or no right of way over the tool being a functional space
which enables artistic expression as content within the tool.
Computer as poetry, code as poetry, what kinds of assumptions are
there about the roles that makers of code and content have about each
other. How does art and community change when the tools are part of