Concerted knowledges and practices: An experiment in autonomous cultural production

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About 20 years ago, the ecology of media art practices proliferated in two domains: those that attached themselves to high technology labs or companies like Xerox PARC, and those that took advantage of personal computing to form collectives only loosely coupled to academic institutions or disciplines. In this essay, I closely examine the diverse epistemic cultures and diverse technical, political, and generational interests in such "cyber-anarchist" networks. I sketch the economy of knowledge in recent media arts and technology communities of practice in the wake of Open Source. I use as my lens the experience of creating a responsive media space called the TGarden, with a collective that gathered more than 26 artists and engineers from 11 institutions and 7 nations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-145
Number of pages13
JournalAI and Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Art and technology
  • Autonomous production
  • Knowledge economy
  • Media art
  • Open source
  • Responsive environments
  • Science and technology studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence


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