Authorship is a key question within any co-creative process and may change over the lifespan of a project. When and how did you define the authorship of the project with your participants? Was it co-authored? Open Source? How were the credits determined? Was this a complex process? How has intellectual property or copyright issues been addressed? What kinds of legal frameworks or written understandings did you develop to keep the project transparent and ethical? Who owns and manages the raw data and the archival material? Who makes ongoing decisions about distribution? Who has presented the project or part of the project to what publics? Was there an event where you felt the need to discuss or reconsider authorship? Has your notion of authorship changed over time? What might you do differently with authorship in a future project?




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Longfellow, Brenda. “Co-creation Is Not for the Faint of Heart.” Afterimage 47, no. 1 (2020): 54-60.

Miller, Elizabeth and Michele Smith. “Dissemination and Ownership of Knowledge. In Handbook of Participatory Video, edited by E-J Milne, Claudia Mitchell, and  Naydene de Lange, 331-348. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012. 

Naaman, Dorit. “When is Co-Creation Possible?” Afterimage 47, no. 1 (2020): 42-47.