Between 2014 and 2017, the artistic research project "Transcoding: From 'Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture" encouraged creative participation in multimedia art via social media. Based on the artworks that emerged from the project, Barbara Lüneburg investigates authorship, authority, motivational factors, and aesthetics in participatory art created with the help of web 2.0 technology. The interdisciplinary approach includes perspectives from sociology, cultural, and media studies, and offers an exclusive view and analysis from the inside through the method of artistic research. In addition, the study documents selected community projects and the creation processes of the artworks Slices of Life and Read me.
About the Author
Barbara Lüneburg is a researcher and internationally performing artist in new media art. Her research interests include performer-composer collaboration and gamified audiovisual and participatory art.