Posts Tagged 'collaboration'

“Life In A Day” YouTube Debut

Life In A Day: Ridley Scott Remixes the World

Ultimate Remix

In a grand collaboration with the global community, Producer/Director Ridley Scott, Kevin MacDonald and the Youtube Community present the ultimate remix with what it is like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010 on Thursday, January 27 at 8PM EST.

Visit Life In a Day.



Rethinking Education… Together

Collaboration – Participation – Community Building

“…[M]ore of what makes for human welfare depends on
info, knowledge and culture,
and social production and
peer production
is beginning to produce what we need;
software, textbooks, publishing.”

-Yochai Benkler, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Rethinking to Rebuild

Professor Michael Wesch, Head of Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University, 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year and producer of the ground breaking viral video “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us” starts us on a new conversation with “Rethinking Education.”

Key clips in the video includes the contributions of Ray Kurzweil, Bruce Sterling, John Willinsky and more.

We have escaped a previous box, we don’t know where we are..
-Bruce  Sterling

There really requires the commons to come up with some of this stuff.
-Clay Shirky

Why would people construct knowledge…?
-John Willinsky

MWesch Video: Rethinking Education

Learn More

Prof. Michael Wesch
Wesch’s Youtube Channel
Landmark video”Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us
eBook Project: EDUCAUSE, “The Tower and The Cloud

Yochai Benkler
Video: “Open-source economics
Berkman@10: Cooperation (Yochai Benkler, Jimmy Wales)
eBook – PDF: The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
eBook – Online: The Wealth of Networks

Ray Kurzweil
Talks on

Clay Shirky
How cognitive surplus will change the world

Bruce Sterling
Video: The Internet of Things:
On Wikipedia:
Blog: “Beyond th eBeyond” on

John Willinsky
Book: Toward the Design of an Open Monograph Press
Video: Sonoma State Library – Access101 Jonh Willinsky


Free knowledge tools: the Wiki way

Jimmy Wales - Wiki Family

Source: Wikimedia Foundation.

Imagine a world in which every single human being
can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

The vision statement atop the Wikimedia Foundation home page says it all.
Wikimedia is the 4th largest website in world.
Yes, fourth.
This nonprofit organization is driven by volunteers from around the world helping the more than 250 million people who use Wikimedia monthly to create content, post photos, videos, and biographies, daily. Creating more than 3.3 million articles, and 21 million pages from over 12 million registered users.
The largest collaboratively edited reference project. includes its sister media sites of:
Wikipedia Wikipedia Written in 264 languages, hosts no advertising,
and its 100% free information to people everywhere in the world.
An Open Content, human edited dictionary
More than 30,000 English Open-content textbooks, and
more than 800,000 publications in 117 languages
A multilingual online open-content compendium of quotations.
An Open Language community providing a centre for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities.
A free directory of species, covering Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Bacteria, Archaea, Protista and all other forms of life.
…and more Wikis.

Want to help?

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and the Wikimedia Foundation by donating.


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Team Blogging Just Got Easier

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Multi User Blogs Get Edition Notices with Plugin

Do you have a collaborative or team blog?

WordPress‘ new plugin, Email Post Changes, helps multi-user bloggers notifying them of post editions.

Email Post Changes enables email notification when a user on a multi-user or team blog has edited your post, and give you a side by side comparison of the post versions.

A great tool for collaborative content creation.

Learn more about the plugin here. Or download it for your WordPress blog.

Video: Social Collaboration Builds This Wikipedia Page

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Watch this brief video of a Wikipedia page being built by a group of contributors. This is a time lapse of their 90 minute collaboration.

Wikipedia is the largest user generated and maintained site on the internet. Its active community hosts more than 60,000 articles and 1.07BN edits in its English edition. This human generated site is ranked 6th in the US by Alexa and 7th Globally over, and

Learn more about Wikipedia.

See live stats on the Wikimedia counter.

View all the Wikimedia projects.

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Why we Blog

Owl in Flight

As if it isn’t enough: the random joke email , chain letters, Evites, Mob hits, pokes, Meetups, etc.

Well, there is also the occasional welcomed communication:

So why do we blog?

We blog to share, and we share because we care. We want to be heard, to be found, bought from, sold to, “friended”, collaborated with, retweeted and even married.

The above photo comes from a blog whose raison d’être is self entitled, “Things You Would Know if we Didn’t Blog Incessantly.”

So why do you blog?

Share your comment.

Mashup: The Winning Combination

I was once told that “progress” is the combination of elements or events in to one, to where the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.

There is an evolution of information happening by way of the Internet. Whole new effects, ideas and solutions are being produced. New ways of looking at old problems, new collaborative opportunities to co-develop, borrow and share enable the production of effects, ideas and solutions that used to take enormous amounts of resources to produce before.Google Map Mashup Homes for Sale

A “mashup” is the manifestation of progress in the Information Age.

By combining information that is bought, found, shared, borrowed or collaboratively developed, we can now produce ideas, solutions and products at an alarming rate. Think Google Maps overlaid with houses for sale, or a video of Dora the Explorer mashed with the music of Soulja Boy.

Progress. We can create more and faster than ever before.

The below video is a brilliant example of a video mashup.

Employing “user-submitted” YouTube content as his sole building blocks, Israeli musician and producer Kutiman’s ThruYOU — a mini-album’s worth of A/V material with revelatory results.

It’s a tribute to bedroom musicians. Kutiman carefully credits all of the musicians he samples, giving many unknowns a good 15 minutes of fame.

-from Kelly McKnight‘s FaceBook review of Kutiman’s “ThruYou.”

See: Kutiman-Thru-you – 01 – Mother of All Funk Chords on Youtube:


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