This is the first post in what will be a series of posts on this blog stemming from readings and other source materials in the Fall 2011 “Collaboration in Networked Environments” at The New School. For more Collaboration: Key Concepts posts, click here.
Neoscenes.net offers this piece that ruminates on the nature of collaboration and participation. The title of the reading is “In the Presence of Networks: A Meditation on the Architectures of Participation.”
This piece has one of the broadest scopes of any of the readings in this class. A few of its key concepts:
- Participation starts at the beginning of life.
- Social systems frame or comprise this fundamental participatory nature of life.
- Groups, collaboration can offer an edge for one group over another.
- Networks and evolving social structures emerge out of our interactions with others.