I found interesting paper from ISEA2011 Istanbul archives:
“A shift is occurring, particularly evident in art-and-technology contexts, in which the artist-led workshop is transformed into an important and distinguishable artistic form. Resulting from, and contributing to, the new accesses and relationships people have to information, creative culture, materials and one another, the “workshop-as-artwork” is proposed, outlined and exampled.”
Another quote from questions & conclusion:
“How might the art-and-technology workshop, conceived as an ecology of technologies, learning potentials, and creative possibilities be even further restructured as a more radical improvisation, Happening, or performance?”
I have been thinking these same questions myself, while arranging different kind of workshops and courses related to media art technology. I warmly recommend to reserve 10-15 minutes time for reading whole text.