A movie by ‘you’ and ‘us’. Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding in audiovisual content production Digital Culture: Innovative Practices and Critical Theories ECREA Digital Culture and Communication 3rd Workshop (24-25th November, 2011) Antoni Roig Jordi Sánchez Navarro Talia Leibovitz Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)/ Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
The act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.
Jeff Howe (2008)
Crowdsourcing: an ‘orthodox’ application to the creative industries
Crowdsourcing implies an evolution of outsourcing towards society and creative economy. It operates this way: companies propose a topic or problem to be solved and reward anonymous people as ‘garage scientists’, students, freelance workers or curious people, who give answer to such problem.
(From Wecoop, a Spanish brand-new creative crowdsourcing platform, 2011)
Crowdfunding refers to the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. (Kappel, 2009)