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[EI] Ant Farm - Media Burn (1975)

Francesca

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 - 09:49:57 am

@ Francesca

About Ant Farm:

Ant Farm is a collective of radical architects who were also video, performance, and installation artists but, above all, visionaries and cultural commentators. They are called ‘Ant Farm’ because it was the perfect metaphor to describe them – they were an active underground architecture group and collectivity was a way of life for them.

Media Burn (1975):

Media Burn (1975) Read more →

Categories: Research
Very good piece. Your discussion of how Ant Farm staged Media Burn, as further elaborated by Chip Lord in our interview, was intended to create a certain authenticity in the spectacle of the event: including the flags, speech, 4th of July, and all the ritualistic trappings of a media event. Good point about how they involved the audience in their video to comment on the work, lending a certain participatory element. I am also glad to see that you included a mention of the Inflatocookbook, which was intended as a DIY guide. I might have been useful to describe more specifically how the cookbook might have achieved collaborative DIWO results, but I am very pleased you included it in your critique, as this as this support the interdisciplinary nature of Ant Farm's work as a media collective.
ACCESSED NOT ASSESSED!!!! Just joking. but really, not assessed. I like how you brought up the cookbook, and i would love to have a look at it thoroughly. Also, I like how you brought up the fact that the audience were part of the documentation of the Media Burn! Very DIWO.

Ant Farm, Media Burn Review

Felicia Chua Qin Ying

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 - 10:53:27 pm

@ FELICIA CHUA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXY6ocvaZyE

(Video of Media Burn, the Project)

On the third space once again, the audience from all parts of the world coincides with the Adobe Connect platform to watch the live conference hosted by Mr Randall Packer and Chip Lord. Founded in 1968 by Chip Lord and Doug Michels, Ant Farm explores Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Felicia, you have a lot of interesting comments about Media Burn. It is important though to support your comments, such as why it was "more than a spectacle," and how this was important to the performance of Media Burn. Also in your concluding paragraph you reference Guerrilla Television, but it is important to explain what that means and how it contributed to the work. There is also a lot of language that you have assembled together from the various information provided, which is great that you are doing the research, but I am also very interested in your own interpretation, your own critique, your own words, and response. When using language provided, be sure and put it into quotes, thus separating it from your own language. Ultimately in the research critiques, I am interested in what you think and how you have processed the work and what it means to you. I am really pleased that you watched the interview, but in the future, be sure you support your essay with specific references from the reading or interview materials that are assigned.

A Pitstop: DIWO & Experimental Interaction

Daphne Tan

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - 11:58:21 pm

@ WILDFLOWER

Experimental Interaction – A Summary, awaiting a Sequel

DIWO, otherwise known as, Do It With Others, is a concept created by Marc Garrett, the founder of Furtherfield. A new perspective brought forward to encourage collaboration, this has shifted creative production from being top-down to being collaborated. In the first half of the semester, Experimental Interaction class has emphasized on the idea Read more →

Categories: Research
Brilliant piece! I am delighted with the quality and thoroughness of your research critique. You synthesized our projects extremely well in the context of Furtherfield's concept of DIWO. And I am very pleased that you have recognized the value of collaboration as a form of creative activity and interaction between artists and participants. I hope you will find the process of DIWO of value to your ongoing work. Excellent research, articulated very clearly, and nicely summarized.

DIWO: Maker Culture

Bala

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - 11:58:00 pm

@ Bala's OSS

DIWO and Artware

“As an artist-led group, Furtherfield has become progressively more interested in the cultural value of collaboratively developed visions as opposed to the supremacy of the vision of the individual artistic genius.”

During the lecture, Garrett makes an indirect reference to this quote when he brings up how maker culture pushes creatives out of their comfort zone. Painters need not Read more →

Categories: Research
Very impressive! And so detailed in your dissection of Furtherfield and its effort to use DIWO to create social change through the collaboration of artists. You very effectively discussed several of the Furtherfield platforms, such as VisitorStudio, which served as a vehicle for bringing artists together to collaborate via the network. Also, excellent discussion of the changing role of the artist, the curator, and the viewer, who together in a more non-hierarchical manner are able to work together in a more socially-engaged manner. This is a very thorough and well-written research critique. Excellent!
Thank you! I loved reading about Furtherfield, so I'm glad that enjoyment carried over into my writing. The session with Marc Garrett really helped solidify the essay as well; thank you for arranging for such an in-depth lecture by the man himself :-)
Your welcome Bala!

truly, Interaction in its most Experimental form

EC Chee

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - 02:14:08 am

@ 遠き世に

Do It With Others—The name says it all. To give due credit, DIWO is essentially the overarching theme guiding our lesson objectives. It makes sense: with a title like Experimental Interaction, it’s certainly most important to focus on, you guessed it! Interaction, especially those experimental in nature, which is what DIWO is really all about.

Furtherfield, an art community, is the Read more →

Categories: Research
Very good research on Furtherfield and its focus on the process of DIWO (Do it With Others). You captured quite well some of the activities of Furtherfield, including their blockchain project. I am also impressed with your mention of process as an important element in collaborative working relationships between artists and viewers. I would have liked to see you expand on the interaction theme, which is of course important to our study in this class. How does Furtherfield and its use of DIWO activate user interaction? It would be helpful to provide more specifics. You discussed the Adobe Connect project, which certainly involves interaction and that is a great opportunity to support your initial statement. Otherwise this is very fine research, and I appreciate the enthusiasm in your writing!

Let us DIWO

Elizabeth Quek

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 - 12:18:46 pm

@ A blog for Liz

DIWO and Maker Culture

During our Week 5 lesson we had the chance to have a lecture with Marc Garrett. He talks about the Furtherfield and how the idea of ‘Do-It-With-Others’ (DIWO) has allowed them to achieve greater heights.

What is so great about this idea of DIWO though?

Whilst many artist are able to create artworks by themselves, DIWO brings across this Read more →

Categories: Research
I was very interested in your reference to Values-In-Action, a term I wasn't familiar with but which I think nicely expresses Furtherfield's commitment to art for social change. Also impressive is your reference to Joseph Beuys' 7000 Oaks, which is a perfect example of DIWO, public art, and the collaboration between the artist and the viewer. This is certainly a very helpful way to think about interaction in the broader sense that breaks down the division between the artist and audience. Some comments: I would have liked to have seen more specifics about Furtherfield's work and references to Mark Garrett's talk, in which he laid out a very nice history of Furtherfield and its DIWO projects. You have a good overall description of DIWO, but more specific examples from Furtherfield's work would have been helpful. 

DIWHAT?! DIWO! DIWOAH!

Cecilia HyunJae Cho

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 - 12:18:10 pm

@ C.C.H.J.CHO

DIY and DIWO

For years, it has all been about doing it yourself also known as “DIY”. DIY is not necessarily a bad mindset to have or a bad process to practice but it is certainly not the only option. There is the option of doing it with others, allowing us to not only learn from one another but also build Read more →

Categories: Research
So glad you are enjoying and profiting from the experiences we are having in Experimental Interaction. I can see that you have a good understanding of how the DIWO concept has manifested in Open Source Studio, as well as our other micro-projects that are highly collaborative and transactional. It's great that you mentioned that Plantoid project from Marc Garrett's presentation. However, I would like to see more specifics in your research critiques drawn from the reading that was assigned, as well as Marc Garrett's lecture. These specifics can take form of quotations, projects, and ideas that are referenced to support your critique. While your overall assessment of DIWO is very good, it just needs additional support from the reading and viewing assignments.

DIWO

Jasmine

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 - 01:58:34 am

@ Jasmine

I’ve heard of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) so many times unlike DIWO (Do-It-With-Others), so when I was first introduced to the concept of DIWO, it seemed like something almost impossible to achieve. Imagine a huge group of people contributing their ideas all at once, I can only picture a chaotic mess. However, I was given the opportunity to look into Furtherfield, which changed Read more →

Categories: Research
Jasmine, this is a very good start at introducing the concept of DIWO, as practiced by Furtherfield and as discussed by Marc Garrett. A couple of comments: I'm not sure that Hello World is the best example of DIWO since in fact the YouTube videos exist as a demonstration of how people can be somewhat alienated and disassociated on the Internet. DIWO does just the opposite, it allows people to create and interact together to produce a result that is the combination of everyone's effort. However your reference to our Telematic Embrace project is excellent, and that on the other hand is the result of the class interacting together to create a unified result. I hope you can see the difference. I would also work on your conclusion. You introduce a project, Plantoid, which is very important to our understanding of DIWO, but it requires more context so we can see why you are ending with that particular work. You have many excellent ideas in your piece, but I would like to see a more continuous development of ideas that ends conclusively. Otherwise your research is very well done.

DArtWO - Make the World a Better Place

Bella Dai

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 - 11:16:17 pm

@ belladaiyunlang

Furtherfield is a non-profit organization and community that was found by Ruth Carlow and Marc Garrett in 1996. It was created to reach out a wider audience without the constraints of the physical gallery spaces at London. Furtherfield was a small website where the artist, technologist, and academics have the freedom to DIWO (DO IT WITH OTHERS) to share Read more →

Categories: Research
A very beautiful essay. You captured well several projects of Furtherfield to underscore the concept and importance of DIWO and collaboration. I also sense that you see the role of the artist as one who initiates social changes, use art to make the world a better place. That is precisely the objective of Furtherfield and I thought you capture their thinking extremely well. I thought that the quote and reference by the biologist Banu Subramniam, was an appropriate and resonant contribution to your essay.

DIWO

Daphne Ngatimin

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 - 10:43:50 pm

@ Daphne Ngatimin

In the 90s, the dominance of Britarts in the 90s led a small number of high profile artists to degrade, shrinking platforms and the representation of their work. UK art culture were hijacked by the marketing strategies of Saatchi and Saatchi of the advertising world. This motivated Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow to create a platform where the community Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent essay! And you ask some very important questions in your conclusion. I think you are saying that although we may be separated on the Web, we have different ways and means to work and collaborate together. This is very important to the original concept of Furtherfield, which as you point out, began with Backspace, an online initiative that allowed Furtherfield to take root on the Web. I was also very impressed with the many artworks and micro-projects you mentioned that make use of collaboration and group interaction. I can see that you have a very solid understanding of the topic and I am also pleased to see the quality of your research. Don't forget though to cite your references and indicate where they came from, even if it is an assigned reading.