Participation Is Risky


The term “participation” is often loosely used, especially within the contexts of new media and innovative research, and is often equated with interaction. Among the recent generation of artists and designers, there is a naturally growing need to work together, across the boundaries of disciplines, in ways that enable end users to contribute to content, form, or structure. New parameters are evolving. This book studies how makers who engage in participative practices must risk abandoning their traditional roles. It demonstrates interesting participative practices, methods and results, typically characterised by ‘risky’ confrontation between disciplines and perspectives. Thanks to Valiz (Amsterdam).

342 p, 14 x 21 cm, softcover, Valiz (Amsterdam).