We believe that the balance discussed earlier between the field of art and culture production and the tech industry, specially the sectors busy with computer technology and network services, is currently broken. It reaches the point where the field of art and culture production is ultimately shaped by social media platforms and novelty software as a service.
At the same time this shaping does not mean knowledge and practices from art and culture inform the platforms they depend on in return. But rather the shaping acts to maintain certain privileges and economic systems in place. Think how decades of pedagogical thinking have been thrown out of the window in the sudden rush to do everything on Zoom (https://constantvzw.org/wefts/distant-elephant.en.html).
It does not have to be like this.
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