Beyond Communities of Practice
How does the craft domain find it's way forward?
At Redefining Craft, my focus has previously been on exploring communities of practice and their dynamics, including how these communities form, bond, and share ideas through a common vocabulary and a set of tools and technologies.
To build on this work, I’ve begun to explore the tension arising from shifts in ways of knowing, particularly concerning artificial intelligence. This domain raises questions about our relationship with technology and the varying attitudes toward its acceptance or rejection. My perspective addresses these issues by advocating for a conciliatory ideology fostering common ground and reconciliation.
In the past, I developed a website called Hegemonaco that was related to my creative visual work in art and design, and this led me to think about why this was important and how I could be most effective in a conversation about the advancement of generative artificial intelligence.
Here’s some context in a video:
The concept of developing a new conciliatory ideology allows us to comprehend the possibility of extending our own ways of knowing beyond specific communities of practice.
But, this entails setting aside biases, striving for objectivity, looking beyond differences, and actively building bridges to promote harmony. It emphasizes the importance of constructive dialogue and mediation, fostering an environment where diverse perspectives can coexist and collaborate toward common goals. This broader vision aims to transcend the boundaries of individual communities, promoting understanding, cooperation, and mutual respect among different groups.