some of today’s most commonplace and widely-appreciated technologies were initially conceived and prototyped, years ago, by new-media artist
i do not think it is so simple like this, but..
“In the American avant-garde cinema, filmmakers chose to align themselves with the amateur. They sought to reverse conventional value judgments of professional over amateur.”
“In each of these situations, the word curating is used to describe actions taken by members of the public who would not normally self-define as curators.”