The Strategic Transparency Collective is a decentralized network of new media artists rethinking our relationships with technology, surveillance capitalism, and corporate control. Our aim is to develop frameworks for tech-based creative resistance that do not serve to reaffirm the dominance of Big Tech and its profit-driven imperatives. We advocate a robustly self-reflexive approach to working with technology and data, and encourage artists to align their goals with each other and operate as a community—rather than reinforcing the neoliberal tropes of individual artistic excellence and the myth of the singular genius.
The collective emerged from a series of workshops
run as part of Eyebeam's Rapid Response For a Better Digital Future fellowship in the summer of 2020. Those workshops spurred the development of a series of Manifestos for Creative Resistance
, which are continually being added to by new collaborators and participants.
Future work will include the development of project ideas and templates, publications, and more infrastructure enabling a self-sustaining community of artists and practitioners.
Collaborators to be added!
Strategic Transparency Collective