Answers And Questions About Digital Collaboration

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Journal Article




Afterimage, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (1999)




Janet Cohen, Keith Frank and Jon Ippolito have been agreeing to disagree since they met in graduate school at Yale University in 1989. While most collaborative teams present their work as a united front, Cohen, Frank and Ippolito foreground the conflict underlying the collaborative process in work that has ranged from drawings to books to site-specific installations. Lately they have garnered attention for their on-line projects, visible at For this text, Cohen, Frank and Ippolito used an Internet messaging program to debate their preferences for and against working in digital media. A ground rule they set for the conversation was that any assertion by one participant had to end with a question to the other two.

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