The Manifestos for Creative Resistance are a series of collectively written documents authored by members of the Strategic Transparency Collective. Developed from a continuing series of workshops first held in the summer of 2020, the Manifestos represent a growing awareness among new media artists of how our work serves to uphold and reinforce the dominance of surveillance capitalism and Big Tech—along with a pervasive desire to be reflexive about our work’s impacts, and to engage as a community while working towards critical practices that break free of those restrictions. These documents point to both potential shifts in how we might conceptualize our work’s purpose, and actionable commitments we can make in service of those shifts.
Each section listed below contains fragments from the Manifestos, chosen at random from the full text. Reloading each page will refresh the content, and will place different fragments from these texts together for consideration.

Manifestos for Creative Resistance