ElectroSmog SkillShare: Tools and Models for Online Collaboration

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Eyebeam participated in ElectroSmog, a new festival that revolves around the concept of Sustainable Immobility. The festival, which takes place simultaneously at many locations around the world, introduces and explores the concept of sustainable immobility in both theory and practice, with discussions, workshops, and performances taking place at each of the festival partners' home bases.

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  • ElectroSmog SkillShare: Tools and Models for Online Collaboration

    1. 1. Collaborative Futures A free collaborative book about the future of free collaboration @ Transmediale 2010 NYC Book Launch / Upgrade NY @Eyebeam / March 4th 2010
    2. 2. Introduction
    3. 3. Transmediale 2010: Futurity Now!
    4. 4. Play the video
    5. 5. The authors ✤ Adam Hyde - Floss Manuals, artist ✤ Mike Linksvayer - VP Creative Commons ✤ Marta Peirano - Copyfight, journalist ✤ Alan Toner - Steal This Film, researcher ✤ Michael Mandiberg - Eyebeam, artist ✤ Mushon Zer-Aviv - Eyebeam, designer ✤ Aleksander Erkalovic (programmer) - Floss Manuals
    6. 6. What Are Book Sprints?
    7. 7. ...but this book is not procedural "Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act." Tom Clancy
    8. 8. How This Book Is Written
    9. 9. 5 Samples
    10. 10. Sample 1: Open Relationships
    11. 11. Sample 1: Open Relationships ✤ Like romantic relationships, open collaborations are based on mutual trust
    12. 12. Sample 1: Open Relationships ✤ Like romantic relationships, open collaborations are based on mutual trust ✤ In an open relationship a different social pact governs the relationship.
    13. 13. Sample 1: Open Relationships ✤ Like romantic relationships, open collaborations are based on mutual trust ✤ In an open relationship a different social pact governs the relationship. ✤ Make sure you cover the basics: coordination, transparency, attribution, autonomy, generosity, respect and freedom of movement.
    14. 14. Sample 2: Anonymous / Problematizing Attribution
    15. 15. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step
    16. 16. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step ✤ UGC, Social Media - confusion between sharing & collaboration
    17. 17. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step ✤ UGC, Social Media - confusion between sharing & collaboration ✤ "This is who I am. This is what I did."
    18. 18. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step ✤ UGC, Social Media - confusion between sharing & collaboration ✤ "This is who I am. This is what I did." ✤ identity + social objects = direct attribution, one to many
    19. 19. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step ✤ UGC, Social Media - confusion between sharing & collaboration ✤ "This is who I am. This is what I did." ✤ identity + social objects = direct attribution, one to many ✤ social objects + identities = indirect attribution, many to many
    20. 20. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step
    21. 21. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step ✤ Adding a layer of coordination:
    22. 22. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step ✤ Adding a layer of coordination: ✤ "use the #iranelections hashtag on your tweets"
    23. 23. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step ✤ Adding a layer of coordination: ✤ "use the #iranelections hashtag on your tweets" ✤ social objects + coordination = new (collaborative) social object
    24. 24. Sample 3: Sharing is the First Step ✤ Adding a layer of coordination: ✤ "use the #iranelections hashtag on your tweets" ✤ social objects + coordination = new (collaborative) social object ✤ “Edits” (Wikis) or “commits” (open source) loose their individual meaning outside the collaborative context
    25. 25. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts
    26. 26. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Coordinating Mechanisms create Contexts:
    27. 27. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Coordinating Mechanisms create Contexts: ✤ coordination & governance mechanisms - both technical & social.
    28. 28. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Coordinating Mechanisms create Contexts: ✤ coordination & governance mechanisms - both technical & social. ✤ Technical Coordination and Mediation:
    29. 29. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Coordinating Mechanisms create Contexts: ✤ coordination & governance mechanisms - both technical & social. ✤ Technical Coordination and Mediation: ✤ Wikis and version control systems: contrib+user+time
    30. 30. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Coordinating Mechanisms create Contexts: ✤ coordination & governance mechanisms - both technical & social. ✤ Technical Coordination and Mediation: ✤ Wikis and version control systems: contrib+user+time ✤ “diff”
    31. 31. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Coordinating Mechanisms create Contexts: ✤ coordination & governance mechanisms - both technical & social. ✤ Technical Coordination and Mediation: ✤ Wikis and version control systems: contrib+user+time ✤ “diff” ✤ Lower the friction but does not eliminate it
    32. 32. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts
    33. 33. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Social Contracts and Mediation:
    34. 34. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Social Contracts and Mediation: ✤ First Wikipedia edit determines the tone of the article - leadership
    35. 35. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Social Contracts and Mediation: ✤ First Wikipedia edit determines the tone of the article - leadership ✤ Social contract - collaborative goal: to make the article more accurate and factual
    36. 36. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Social Contracts and Mediation: ✤ First Wikipedia edit determines the tone of the article - leadership ✤ Social contract - collaborative goal: to make the article more accurate and factual ✤ “If you're going against what the majority of people perceive to be reality, you're the one who's crazy” http://tiny.booki.cc/?wikiality
    37. 37. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts
    38. 38. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Wikiality:
    39. 39. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Wikiality: ✤ “African Elephant” was protected (locked)
    40. 40. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Wikiality: ✤ “African Elephant” was protected (locked) ✤ Wikipedia banned stephencolbert - an unverified celebrity name
    41. 41. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Wikiality: ✤ “African Elephant” was protected (locked) ✤ Wikipedia banned stephencolbert - an unverified celebrity name ✤ Vandalism?
    42. 42. Sample 4: Coordination & Contexts ✤ Wikiality: ✤ “African Elephant” was protected (locked) ✤ Wikipedia banned stephencolbert - an unverified celebrity name ✤ Vandalism? ✤ Or just a collaboration under a different social contract?
    43. 43. Sample 5: On Intentional collaboration
    44. 44. Sample 5: On Intentional collaboration ✤ www.thru-you.com
    45. 45. Sample 5: On Intentional collaboration ✤ www.thru-you.com ✤ Is intention essential to collaboration?
    46. 46. Sample 5: On Intentional collaboration ✤ www.thru-you.com ✤ Is intention essential to collaboration? ✤ What about Google Pagerank algorithm?
    47. 47. Sample 5: On Intentional collaboration ✤ www.thru-you.com ✤ Is intention essential to collaboration? ✤ What about Google Pagerank algorithm? ✤ Intention of action vs. intention of context
    48. 48. Sample 5: On Intentional collaboration ✤ www.thru-you.com ✤ Is intention essential to collaboration? ✤ What about Google Pagerank algorithm? ✤ Intention of action vs. intention of context ✤ Shared goals
    49. 49. Sample 6: Collaborationism
    50. 50. Sample 6: Collaborationism ✤ Collaboration with “the enemy”
    51. 51. Sample 6: Collaborationism ✤ Collaboration with “the enemy” ✤ Galit Eilat at Dictionary of War / Novi Sad (01:40-02:14)
    52. 52. Sample 6: Collaborationism ✤ Collaboration with “the enemy” ✤ Galit Eilat at Dictionary of War / Novi Sad (01:40-02:14) ✤ Context and conflict
    53. 53. Sample 6: Collaborationism ✤ Collaboration with “the enemy” ✤ Galit Eilat at Dictionary of War / Novi Sad (01:40-02:14) ✤ Context and conflict ✤ The nonhuman quality of networks (The Exploit - Galloway/Thacker)
    54. 54. Sample 6: Collaborationism ✤ Collaboration with “the enemy” ✤ Galit Eilat at Dictionary of War / Novi Sad (01:40-02:14) ✤ Context and conflict ✤ The nonhuman quality of networks (The Exploit - Galloway/Thacker) ✤ Tension between individual identities and group identities
    55. 55. Sample 6: Collaborationism ✤ Collaboration with “the enemy” ✤ Galit Eilat at Dictionary of War / Novi Sad (01:40-02:14) ✤ Context and conflict ✤ The nonhuman quality of networks (The Exploit - Galloway/Thacker) ✤ Tension between individual identities and group identities ✤ ‘Better a complex identity than an identity complex’ (The Digital Given - Ippolito/Lovink/Rossiter)
    56. 56. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End
    57. 57. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ ...jump back to the world of flesh meetings, slow readings and the realities of unpokeability by committing ritual suicide. Online:
    58. 58. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ ...jump back to the world of flesh meetings, slow readings and the realities of unpokeability by committing ritual suicide. Online: ✤ "As the Seppuku restores samurai's honor as a warrior, in the same way, Seppukoo.com deals with the liberation of the digital body...” Seppukoo.com
    59. 59. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ ...jump back to the world of flesh meetings, slow readings and the realities of unpokeability by committing ritual suicide. Online: ✤ "As the Seppuku restores samurai's honor as a warrior, in the same way, Seppukoo.com deals with the liberation of the digital body...” Seppukoo.com ✤ "This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web Web 2.0 Suicide Machine
    60. 60. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End
    61. 61. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ Ceased and Deceased
    62. 62. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ Ceased and Deceased ✤ “...asking other users to share their login data, entering other people's accounts, collecting other user's information, spamming and using Facebook's Intellectual Property without permission.”
    63. 63. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ Ceased and Deceased ✤ “...asking other users to share their login data, entering other people's accounts, collecting other user's information, spamming and using Facebook's Intellectual Property without permission.” ✤ Who is the offender? The sites or the users?
    64. 64. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ Ceased and Deceased ✤ “...asking other users to share their login data, entering other people's accounts, collecting other user's information, spamming and using Facebook's Intellectual Property without permission.” ✤ Who is the offender? The sites or the users? ✤ “The right to life is an inalienable right inherent in us by virtue of our existence...” Can the same be said about our owned life?
    65. 65. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ Ceased and Deceased ✤ “...asking other users to share their login data, entering other people's accounts, collecting other user's information, spamming and using Facebook's Intellectual Property without permission.” ✤ Who is the offender? The sites or the users? ✤ “The right to life is an inalienable right inherent in us by virtue of our existence...” Can the same be said about our owned life? ✤ “A life owned by a dot.com company is not worth living...”
    66. 66. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ Ceased and Deceased ✤ “...asking other users to share their login data, entering other people's accounts, collecting other user's information, spamming and using Facebook's Intellectual Property without permission.” ✤ Who is the offender? The sites or the users? ✤ “The right to life is an inalienable right inherent in us by virtue of our existence...” Can the same be said about our owned life? ✤ “A life owned by a dot.com company is not worth living...” ✤ “The ritual itself is essential, as it stands as a gesture of independence from the platform, the community and the commercial interests...”
    67. 67. Sample 6: Death Is Not The End ✤ Ceased and Deceased ✤ “...asking other users to share their login data, entering other people's accounts, collecting other user's information, spamming and using Facebook's Intellectual Property without permission.” ✤ Who is the offender? The sites or the users? ✤ “The right to life is an inalienable right inherent in us by virtue of our existence...” Can the same be said about our owned life? ✤ “A life owned by a dot.com company is not worth living...” ✤ “The ritual itself is essential, as it stands as a gesture of independence from the platform, the community and the commercial interests...” ✤ Assisted suicide & the right to leave.
    68. 68. Epilogue
    69. 69. Knock Knock
    70. 70. Knock Knock ✤ The anonymous contributor
    71. 71. Knock Knock ✤ The anonymous contributor ✤ “Where do I sign up?”
    72. 72. Knock Knock ✤ The anonymous contributor ✤ “Where do I sign up?” ✤ We were not in stealth mode, we were online!
    73. 73. Knock Knock ✤ The anonymous contributor ✤ “Where do I sign up?” ✤ We were not in stealth mode, we were online! ✤ No social or technical mechanism for managing external contribution
    74. 74. Are we interested?
    75. 75. Are we interested? ✤ How do we introduce personal accounts?
    76. 76. Are we interested? ✤ How do we introduce personal accounts? ✤ Do we ignore and say “we”?
    77. 77. Are we interested? ✤ How do we introduce personal accounts? ✤ Do we ignore and say “we”? ✤ Do we quote ourselves?
    78. 78. Are we interested? ✤ How do we introduce personal accounts? ✤ Do we ignore and say “we”? ✤ Do we quote ourselves? ✤ Can we quote what’s never been written or even said?
    79. 79. Are we interested? ✤ How do we introduce personal accounts? ✤ Do we ignore and say “we”? ✤ Do we quote ourselves? ✤ Can we quote what’s never been written or even said? ✤ Oops... complex identity/identity complex?
    80. 80. Things We Did Not Cover Crowdsourcing & Mechanical Turk / Internal collaboration in for- profit businesses / Piracy / Relative maintenance efforts of collaborative and free / culture projects / Interns / FLOSS zealotry and License fascism and Free Culture as an atheistic faith / Free Culture posturing, and not walking / the talk / Open Source and design / Scaling collaborations / Failure (it was not an option) / The cost of failure / Tolerance of errors / The pain of confronting ideologies / How to collaborate with people you don't agree with / So much more...
    81. 81. Get The Book ✤ Read it online (html, epub, pdf): http://en.flossmanuals.net/CollaborativeFutures/ ✤ Print it yourself (POD - Print On Demand) ✤ Fix the typos: http://booki.cc/collaborativefutures/edit/ ✤ Buy the “dead tree version” NOW! ✤ Questions?

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