http://co-pilot.net is a project of shared resources for people working at the intersection of art, technology and social change - which may have some relevance for 4iP type projects. As I commented earlier, I have an interest in structural strategies for projects in the technology, creativity, entrepreneurial space. This is akin to asking 'does form follow function in your choice of organisational structure'. Can projects that imply social networking and open source development thrive when based on static legal concepts of ownership. Anyway, more work to be done in this space, but co-pilot.net hint at ways forward.
Art, Technology and Social Change
We believe, and our research has suggested, that at the crossroads of arts, technology and participation – there’s an appetite for the conceiving, developing and delivering projects of this kind in ways that aim to offer artists, commissioning agencies and ‘communities’ an equal voice in each of these processes. Suggesting ways of thinking about participatory media projects that allow those involved – whether artist, participant or commissioning agency - to work with each other in a flattened hierarchical structure, co-pilot hints at ways to think afresh about this work so that, once concord is achieved, everyone can offer their specialist skills and support to help each other fly wherever they want to - with an imaginative yet grounded fabric of new supporters and resources, that might reveal new horizons.