In this article in the M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, Mark Elliott explains the concept of stigmergic collaboration as it applies to human creativity. Excerpt: "The steady rise of Wikipedia.org and the Open Source software movement has been one of the big surprises of the 21st century, threatening stalwarts such as Microsoft and Britannica, while simultaneously offering insights into the emergence of large-scale peer production and the growth of gift economies. "Many questions arise when confronted with the streamlined efficacy and apparent lack of organisation and motivation of these new global enterprises, not least “how does this work?” Stigmergic collaboration provides a hypothesis as to how the collaborative process could jump from being untenable with numbers above 25 people, towards becoming a new driver in global society with numbers well over 25,000."
Posted by Hailey Cooperrider
on 23 Jun 2014 @ 09:57 am