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Learning from Hardware: rethinking cooperation.

When we scrutinize the structure of data management, we could find a solution in looking at project cooperation as a metaphor. The metaphor I will be using, is data management as project cooperation. One way to establish the preservation...

The collaborative Web 2.0

According to Wikipedia, Collaboration">collaboration is a structured, recursive process where two or more people work together towards a common goal - typically an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature - by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus....

Collaboration under censorship

In response the problematic situation in Myanmar, social activists, students and Buddhist monks gathered to stand up against the totalitarian regime of the Burmese government. Blogging is the only way to get censorship free news and forms the heart...
The art of abusing the possibilities of collaboration

The art of abusing the possibilities of collaboration

A few days ago I read a remarkable story in the paper about the readers of an infamous and rebelious website/blog called Geenstijl that was able to mess with the election of the best Dutch slogan ever that was...

Accountability Online

Is decision-making on the internet more democratic, less hierarchical than in the ‘real world’? Is structure needed in collaboration? In the ‘real world’ there is a general consensus about this: In any kind of management, be it the board...
Come Out and Play Festival

Come Out and Play Festival

On September the 28th and 29th Amsterdam will be transformed into a huge playground. A wide variety of big urban games will take place in the city……You may choose to take virtual penalties with your cell phone, play Snake...

Link Love and Disrupting Technorati

This next thing is an interesting initiative. Make a blogpost and link as many people to disrupt -or maybe you could call it hack- Technorati’s ranking system. Or you could just call it link lovin’ , since everyone sees...

Assignment Zero – Investigating Crowdsourcing

Assignment Zero is a collaboratively authored journalism project set up in association with Wired magazine. In what may be the truest of Web fashions, the project will begin by examining itself – or actually, crowdsurfing crowdsourcing, the process it...

Plans in European Commission to require publication of subsidized research

Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for information society and media, has released a document (a “communication”) in which the European Commission reveals its plans to require scientists to publish the results of subsidized research. For those who believe in...

Diversionary Therapy Technology- a game that helps Australian burns sufferers

In this project children with serious burns get diverted during the treatment of their injuries. This project has won the Australian national award for collaboration. From their website: “ACID is working with the Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane to develop...

Podcast: Discussing Henry Jenkins’ “Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers”

In this Podcast I will be giving a last minute Christmas gift recommendation. TUNE IN HERE
The networked book: GAM3R 7H30RY & Code Version 2.0

The networked book: GAM3R 7H30RY & Code Version 2.0

Writing a book online and facilitating a discussion around it seems to be very popular these days. McKenzie Wark is working on GAM3R 7H30RY which will be published by Harvard University Press in April 2007, and it will contain...