[Conceptual mock-up of Security Gate 26.11 by Molly Reichert] ISEA Istanbul presents Tyrannies of Participation — Chair Person: Seeta Peña Gangadharan; Presenters: Jon Leidecker, Joshua Kit Clayton, John Kim, Anthony Tran, Vasily Trubetskoy :: September 16, 2011; 9:00 am – 10:30 am :: Sabanci Center Room 3, Sabanci Center, Levent.
The purpose is to explore the construction and valuation of participatory discourses, designs, or experiences and challenge received wisdom of participation’s power. When does the discourse of participation mask power? Who has actual versus perceived authority? How do bottom-up, collaborative-based, leveled social, cultural, and political experiments create new inequalities?
Working across the arts, music, and politics, this panel considers the dynamics of power in mediated participation. Continue reading