This paper describes and analyses the emergence of “Organized networks” as new institutional forms. Organized networks, in contrast to “networked organizations” (universities, corporations, government, even contemporary art institutions), are distinct for the ways in which the organization of social relations is immanent to the media of communication. The paper considers some of the ways in which Organized networks facilitate the communication and production of educational resources across peer-to-peer, trans-disciplinary social-technical networks.
- Ned Rossiter, Ulster, Northern Ireland. Senior Lecturer in Media Studies (Digital Medial at the Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney author of Organized Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New Institutions and co-facilitator of fibreculture.