DIWO: Do It With Others

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The term DIWO – Do It With Others was first defined in 2006 on Rosalind – Upstart New Media Art Lexicon. It extended the DIY Do-It-Yourself ethos of early net art, punk & Situationism, towards a more collaborative approach, using the Internet as an experimental artistic medium and distribution system to foment grass-roots creativity.

As defined by Furtherfield:

It’s DIWO if it…

  1. Enlarges artistic freedoms.
  2. Uses the metaphors, tools, cultures and processes of digital & physical networks.
  3. Is led by experimental artistic processes rather than utilitarian or theoretical concerns.
  4. Disrupts traditional hierarchies and concepts of ownership working with decentralised peer 2 peer practices.
  5. Involves diverse participants (unwitting and active collaborators), ideas and social ecologies.
  6. Generates unruly and provocative relationships between symbolic meanings and material effects.
  7. Co-creates a new, freer, art context for more and more diverse people.