The book’s 14 authors and co-authors gathered for a series of short readings and panel discussions exploring different elements of co-creation across disciplines.
The book focuses on the questions of Why co-create—and why now? The many coauthors, drawing on a remarkable array of professional and personal experience, focus on the radical, sustained practices of co-creating media within communities and with social movements. They explore the urgent need for co-creation across disciplines and organizations and the latest methods for collaborating with nonhuman systems in biology and technology. The idea of “collective intelligence” is not new and has been applied to such disparate phenomena as decision-making by consensus and hived insects. Collective wisdom goes further. With conceptual explanation and practical examples, this book shows that co-creation only becomes wise when it is grounded in equity and justice.