Hanappe, Peter Building Open Ecosystems for Collaborative Creativity. In Wynants, M and Cornelis, J, editor, How Open is the Future? Economic, Social & Cultural Scenarios inspired by Free and Open Source Software., Crosstalks (vol. 1), pages 191-230, VUB Brussels University Press. 2005. http://crosstalks.vub.ac.be

Sony CSL authors: Peter Hanappe

Abstract

The fact of openly sharing creative works on the Internet may have a profound impact on the contents industry. A new ecosystem may emerge, with the potential to take over an important share of cultural production. If it is to reach its full potential, however, a better understanding is needed both of the incentives for participants and of the technical tools for supporting and stimulating this ecosystem. Social aspects and intellectual stimulation may outweigh financial rewards as the main reason why authors participate. If we succeed in accentuating these aspects, we may see the development of a collaborative creativity that is a hopeful answer to alarmist views on the commoditisation of culture.

Keywords: collaborative creativity, sharing, culture and technology

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@INBOOK { hanappe:05a, AUTHOR="Hanappe, Peter", BOOKTITLE="How Open is the Future? Economic, Social & Cultural Scenarios inspired by Free and Open Source Software.", EDITOR="Wynants, M and Cornelis, J", NOTE="http://crosstalks.vub.ac.be", PAGES="191--230", PUBLISHER="VUB Brussels University Press", SERIES="Crosstalks", TITLE="Building Open Ecosystems for Collaborative Creativity", VOLUME="1", YEAR="2005", }