Crowdsourcing is a way for occasional communities to work together: rhizomatic collaboration. Individuals voluntarily taking on the role of a pixel in an image; part of a string of DNA coding for a remotely set function that creates or sustains the whole. In a networked gift economy, everyone is a potential sleeper cell. Collaborative efforts like these find themselves in a growing culture of individuals contributing to a world with a stronger social commons, essentially related to the type of social agency brought about by open design.
crowdsourcing contents in Open Design Now:
A shift in communications infrastructure is an important factor in how open design has taken shape and the possibilities it offers. It is a transition from the ‘internet of things’ to the things of the internet. Michel Avital analyses the … Continue reading