In Multiplex festival that explores nature and technologgy :
星期日, 2月 21, 2010
星期六, 2月 13, 2010
I bought this book in the Transmediale.It is an interesting book with an interesting process.
This book was written over 5 days (Jan 18-22, 2010) during a Book Sprint in Berlin. 7 people (5 writers, 1 programmer and 1 facilitator) gathered to collaborate and produce a book in 5 days with no prior preparation and with the only guiding light being the title 'Collaborative Futures'.
These brave collaborators were: Mushon Zer-Aviv, Michael Mandiberg, Mike Linksvayer, Marta Peirano, Alan Toner, Aleksandar Erkalovic (programmer) and Adam Hyde (facilitator).
.......During this first day we relied heavily on traditional 'unconference' technologies – namely colored sticky notes. With reference to Unconferences we always need to tip the hat to Allen Gunn and Aspiration for their inspirational execution of this format. We took many ideas from Aspiration's Unconferences during the process of this sprint and we also brought much of what had been learned from previous Book Sprints to the table.
First, before the introductions, we each wrote as many notes as we could about what we thought this book was going to be about. The list consists of the following:
* When Collaboration Breaks.
* Collaboration (super) Models.
* Plausible near and long term development of collaboration tech, methods, etc. Social impact of the same. How social impact can be made positive. Dangers to look out for.
* Licenses cannot go two ways.
* Incriminating Collaborations.
* In the future much of what is valuable will be made by communities. What type of thing will they be? What rules will they have for participation? What can the social political consequences be?
* Sharing vs Collaboration.
* How to deconstruct and reassemble publishing?
* Collaboration and its relationship to FLOSS and GIT communities.
* What is collaboration? How does it differ from cooperation?
* What is the role of ego in collaboration?
* Attribution can kill collaboration as attribution = ownership.
* Sublimation of authorship and ego.
* Models of collaboration. Historical framework of collaboration. Influence of technology enabling collaboration.
* Successful free culture economic models.
Then each presented who they were and their ideas and projects as they are related to free culture, free software, and collaboration. The process was open to discussion and everyone was encouraged to write as many points, questions, statements, on sticky notes and put them on the wall. During this first day we wrote about 100 sticky notes with short statements like:
* "Art vs Collaboration"
* "Free Culture does not require maintenance"
* "Transparent premises"
* "Autonomy: better term than free/open?"
* "Centralised silos vs community"
* "Free Culture posturing"
...and other cryptic references to the thoughts of the day. We stuck these notes on a wall and after all of the presentations (and dinner) we grouped them under titles that seemed to act as appropriate meta tags. We then drew from these groups the 6 major themes. We finished at midnight.
Day two – 10.00 kick off and we simply each choose a sticky note from one of the major themes and started writing. It was important for us to just 'get in the flow' and hence we wrote for the rest of the day until dinner. Then we went to the Turkish markets for burek, coffee and fresh Pomegranates.........
I think the result is really a success. Bravo.
It may be sad to ask if there is collaborative futures in the Chinese speaking world.