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