Doing It With Others (DIWO)
|| The noble venture by Furtherfield into establishing and investing in a common space that facilitates the sharing of ideas and execution of projects among artists has reaped the benefits of social practice in art.
Before the proliferation of Open-Source culture, artists were seen as solitary creators who worked for their own gain, as in Read more →
We all know of the common term ‘DIY’ which stands for Do It Yourself. DIWO on the other hand stands for Do It With Others and it is pretty self-explanatory. It is basically an approach that enables the collaboration between people in making art. Through DIWO, people get to create collective works which shapes fresher perspectives that would not have Read more →
All in all, I am for DIWO. I feel that it is a great way to sustain human interactions with the rise of technology that may be slowly isolating us from it. Through collaboration and negotiation, people are able to create works far beyond what they could have managed singly.I thought this was a very powerful statement and perfectly sums up the important, meaning, and dynamic of collaborative interaction in the form of DIWO. What would strengthen your essay is more specific examples from the essay by Marc Garrett, as well as his lecture. I do want to say though that you did an excellent job bringing in examples from the class and you supported them very well. If you had supported your very insightful conclusion with concrete examples from Furtherfield and the Garrett lecture, the essay would have been perfect!
The Furtherfield community is a common space for individuals from all over the world to to collaborate, critique and share works. Connections in art is very important. When art is shared with and collaborated with others, the outcome and extent of the art can be further pushed.
‘As an artist-led group, Furtherfield has become progressively more interested in the cultural value Read more →
Do It With Others (DIWO) is a variation on Do It Yourself (DIY) where activity is now shared through participatory media.
In this approach, peers connect and collaborate, creating their own structures, using either digital networks or shared physical environments, making an art that is both made and distributed across a network.
It could even be said that art is not interactive without DIWO.My advice though is that when you make these kind of declarative statements, that you find more effective ways to support them. Why, for example, is art not interactive without DIWO? You could say that the definition of interactivity is when the viewer interacts with the artwork, is actually able to affect the outcome of the artwork. But if the viewer is only interacting with a digital work, then how are they doing it with others? Well, one distinction is that DIWO is more specifically a group activity, and requires interaction between people. I emphasize this one statement because earlier in the essay you do an excellent job of introducing DIWO as collaborative and participatory, however you want to have a strong conclusion that builds on the many ideas and examples you have introduced. Also, I would have liked to have seen at least one example from Furtherfield in addition to the examples you gave from the micro-projects, and a reference to the Marc Garrett lecture. Lastly, I was very impressed that you were able to login, weren't you in Iceland?
“Expanded from the original term known as D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself). D.I.W.O ‘Do It With Others’. Is more representative of contemporary, collaborative – art practice which explores through the creative process of using networks, in a collective manner.” – Garrett
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