Moving mountains: Distributed leadership and cyberformance

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Wanda B. Knight, Aaron Knochel, Christine Liao, Mary Elizabeth Meier, Ryan Patton, Ryan Shin, Robert W. Sweeny

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Moving Mountains is a collaborative venture by eight art educators who explore the notion of distributed leadership to transcend boundaries of proximity, ideation, and artistic production. Their distributed leadership, enacted through both human and non-human performers, involved sharing knowledge and skills to create a cyberformance and machinima. They completed these projects from conceptualization to artistic production without a designated leader and without hierarchical constraints. In this chapter, the authors view distributed leadership in Moving Mountains collaborations through actor-network theory, crowdsourcing, and transformative potential. Moving Mountains collaborators continue to create video art, written work, curriculum, and virtual world performances, through distributed leadership, in order to challenge oppression and transgress borders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIdentity and Leadership in Virtual Communities
Subtitle of host publicationEstablishing Credibility and Influence
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781466651517
ISBN (Print)1466651504, 9781466651500
StatePublished - Feb 28 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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