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Distributed creativity

Distributed creativity

This is a creative culture that allows for creative interplay of geographically dispersed participants.


Distributed creativity is not an artist working on an object but rather a group of authors contributing to an artwork. In media art, one can trace a movement from artwork to network. The obsession with objects as described by Walter Benjamin is an enthusiasm for the process of interaction. Bill Nichols describes the latter in his essay “The Work of Culture in the Age of Cybernetic Systems.”

Distributed Creativity has been used to describe network performance , especially by composers and performers working in the area of ​​network music performance. With the idea of ​​distributing performers across the globe, which has been explored under the theme of networked listening. A special issue in the 2009 publication of Contemporary Music Review .

Theorists are considering how to distribute performers and audiences in a performance space impacts on the experience of music making on the audience. Discussions on how each performance is played or discussed under the theme of network dramaturgy.

There are several centers around the world, for instance, the SoundWIRE Research Group at CCRMA , Stanford University, and the Sonic Arts Research Center in Belfast .

External links and references

  • Distributed Creativity Forum Presented by Eyebeam and Still Water at the University of Maine permanent dead link ]
  • Institute for Distributed Creativity
  • Schroeder, Franziska (2013). “Network [ed] Listening-Towards a De-centering of Beings”. Contemporary Music Review . 32 (2-03): 215. doi : 10.1080 / 07494467.2013.775807 .
  • Renwick, Robin. (2012). “SOURCENODE: A NETWORK SOURCED APPROACH TO NETWORK MUSIC PERFORMANCE (NMP). hdl : 2027 / spo.bbp2372.2012.057 .
  • Rebelo, Pedro, and Robert King (2010). “Anticipation in networked musical performance.” Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Electronic Visualization and the Arts. British Computer Society, 2010.
  • Rebelo, P. (2009). “Editorial”. Contemporary Music Review . 28 (4-5): 349. doi : 10.1080 / 07494460903422123 .
  • Schroeder, F. (2009). “Dramaturgy as a Model for Geographically Displaced Collaborations: Views from Within and Views from Without1”. Contemporary Music Review . 28 (4-5): 377. doi : 10.1080 / 07494460903422263 .
  • Rebelo, Schroeder, Renaud (2008). NETWORK DRAMATURGY: BEING ON THE NODE
  • Schroeder, Franziska et al. (2007). Addressing the Network: Performative Strategies for Playing APART . 2007 ICMC Paper Presentation.
  • Alexander Carot, Pedro Rebelo, Alain Renaud (2007). ‘Networked music performance: State of the art’. Audio Engineering Society Conference: 30th International Conference: Intelligent Audio Environments Publisher.