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[EI] Maker Culture - DIWO

Francesca

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 - 03:47:10 pm

@ Francesca

Introduction to Furtherfield and DIWO

Furtherfield is an alternative artspace that was founded in the mid 1990s. It aims to ‘connect people to news ideas, critical thinking and imaginative possibilities for art, technology and the world around us’. Therefore, Furtherfield is an open community that is not limited to artists only, but it also welcomes people from all walks of life Read more →

Categories: Research
You definitely have the right spirit and you have done some very good research and gathering together of ideas and concepts! I am glad to see you are not discouraged even though society doesn't always appreciate artists. This is not just true in Singapore, it is also true in the US and in most countries around the world. And you are right, DIWO has the capacity to lift the artist out of their own solitary practice to bring them into direct interaction with others, to collaborate, to make things together. That said, with all the very positive remarks you have made, I would like to see more examples of works that demonstrate the practice of DIWO. Also a reference to the lecture by Marc Garrett was also a part of the assignment, since there is nothing like learning directly from the person who has conceived many of the ideas we are exploring in Experimental Interaction! So while your positive perspective is refreshing, be sure to underscore and support your ideas with more description in your examples, in other words go a little deeper in depth.

The More We Get Together

Tan Yue Ling

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 - 01:42:26 am

@ Moon Walker.

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 →

Categories: Research
Very good research as I can see you assembled many of the project we have taken on this semester in Experimental Interaction. I was glad to see you begin your essay with the reference to art of the social practice, which is essential to our work this semester. What I would like to see you think about is how to tie together the many ideas and examples you have introduced. The main thread is DIWO (Do it with Others), which is the essential concept behind a more collaborative and participatory form of art making. Whereas you used DIWO in the title of your essay, it is even more important to define DIWO and explore how it functions through the examples you gave. Whereas you do talk about how the artist gives up ownership to the viewer, which is one important aspect of DIWO, again, you want to bring your ideas back to the central theme, and this theme can be better developed. That said, I can see that you have paid close attention to the work, and I was very impressed that you mentioned mail art and the Netbehaviour list and how it ties in with co-curation. So you have many of the important elements here, they just need to be brought together a little more cohesively.

DIWO

Nadiah Raman

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 - 01:23:14 am

@ ♡♡♡♡♡

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 →

Categories: Research
I was very impressed with your conclusion:
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!

Collective Genius: DIWO!!

ROS FARZANA

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 - 01:17:40 pm

@ Farz

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 →

Categories: Research
Tags: DIWO | summary
I like how u made a relation between Marc Garrett's example of Blockchain with the micro-project we did! From there we can truly understand the beauty of DIWO, of how collaborative efforts can convert into something very unique.
I really liked how you noted the element of surprise in Felicia's and mine's Tele-Stroll -  there are almost different types of DIWO here. One that Felicia and I could predict (we had planned out our "types" beforehand) and the 'unpredictable' type of DIWO, as you have pointed out. Thank you for noticing that aspect; I wouldn't have particularly made that distinction otherwise! :-)
Wonderful essay and nicely written. I thought you captured the quality and spirit of Furtherfield very effectively. My main comment is to find a way to end your essay more conclusively. For example, you mention very briefly that the Adobe Connect session was beneficial because it allowed you to interact with others. How? This would have been a perfect opportunity to talk about how we incorporated the DIWO concept in our online interactions to form various collaborative moments, colors, signs, etc. through the telematic embrace. Just as you effectively described the Plantoid project, a stronger ending would have been to discuss how our own micro-projects employed similar ideas and techniques.

Do It With Others and Experimental Interaction

Su Xian

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 - 06:01:00 pm

@ Shu

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.

Do It With Others (DIWO): Participatory Media in Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
You have made a number of bold statements here! I particularly like this comment:
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?

DIWO - Research Critique Summary

Felicia Chua Qin Ying

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - 02:06:08 am

@ FELICIA CHUA

“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

Do-It-With-Others, also known as DIWO in short, is a terminology created in 2006 by Furtherfield. Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Hi Felicia, that was fast! I changed the due date of this assignment so you can incorporate the lecture by Marc Garrett. Please refer to the email I sent yesterday. Thanks! Randall
oh man. thanks for the note, mr. randall :-(  
Good work! You have many excellent ideas at play here and a fine understanding of DIWO as conceived by Furtherfield. My main comment is tying it all together in a more cohesive manner so that you can build to a strong conclusion. For example, you have an image that is unidentified (the composite), followed by a quote by Marc Garrett, and then a brief mention of Marc Garrett's lecture referring to the fading of social utopias, concluding with Project Networking the Unseen that connects those who are remote from one another. These are all interesting ideas but how do they tie together? What is the underlying theme? How could you keep the concept of DIWO as a theme that holds everything together. It is challenging with so many ideas, projects, references, etc., to discuss, so it is important to focus perhaps on less to maintain a more continuous discourse. Otherwise, you have done excellent research and I can see you are very enthusiastic about Furtherfield's work and the experiments we are conducting to carry out these ideas.

Issa Glitch!

Felicia Chua Qin Ying

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - 02:05:14 am

@ FELICIA CHUA

FELICIA’S EYES – Initial VS Outcome

Hello, World.

Unrecognisable, is how I would describe the final outcome of the edit. I have to say, I am thoroughly surprised by the transformation. Just by looking at the final outcome, can anyone tell if its an eye? Nope. Is Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Beautiful transformation of the eye image. Do you think this would be possible without the collective participation of the group?

Glitches

Tan Xiang Rei

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 - 07:02:28 pm

@ REI

My Picture Set

Bala Picture set 

Daphne Picture Set 

Shu Picture Set:

Categories: Micro-Project
The image seems to dissolve into the ether! I would like to know though how you felt the social, collective process played into the transformation of the image.

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Bala

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 - 07:02:07 pm

@ Bala's OSS

Reflection

When glitching up my teammates’ pictures, it was really freeing to be able to delight in making errors on top of degrading the photos. With other projects, I’m scared to make errors – this manifests in me constantly making sure I use many layers on Photoshop in case I need to correct something Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Very interesting transformation into geometrical shapes. The question though, is how did you think the collective process of working together on the transformation played into its outcome?
Hi Mr Packer, I've updated the post with a reflection!
Thanks Bala!

ive 90t g1itch-ed.

Daphne Tan

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 - 07:01:40 pm

@ WILDFLOWER

I’ve Got G1iTch

In class today, we learnt and discovered about collective art and glitch. For in class project, we took images of our classmates and used photoshop to glitch them up!

Glitch, disturbing, provoking and horrifying. Beautifully Dangerous.

I echo Rosa Menkman’s description of glitch. It is noise compiled together, piles of neon colours, the mismatch of colours that draws our attention Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
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