Preemptive Media was a group of artists, activists and technologists – including Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte, and Brooke Singer – who made their own style of beta tests, trial runs and impact assessments based on independent research. PM was most interested in emerging policies and technologies because they are contingent and malleable. The criteria and methods of PM programs were different than those run by businesses and government, and, therefore, PM got different results. PM hoped that their inquiries would create new opportunities for public discussion and alternative outcomes in the usually remote and closed world of technology-based research and development.
- D.I.Y. or DIEYael Kanarek & Jo-Anne Green & Lauren Cornell & Helen Thorington & Carlo Zanni & Jason van Anden & Kate Armstrong & Michael Tippett & Julia Christensen & Cat Mazza & Andy Deck & Jason Freeman & Nathaniel Stern & Marcus Neustetter & MTAA & Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga & Adriaan Stellingwerff & Paolo Cirio & Alessandro Ludovico & midiatica.org & xurban_collective & Paul Catanese & Preemptive Media & Michael Mandiberg & Ubermorgen