William Uricchio discusses Collective Wisdom

GDS Seminar


Co-creation was long the human operating system of choice, until dislodged by the coming of intellectual property and what Foucault termed 'the author function’. Its persistence on the margins of industrialized culture, and its affordances in an era of distributed media technology, offer ways to challenge imbalances of power and rethink the project of representation.

Collective wisdom

During this GDS seminar, William Uricchio will present his and Katerina Cizek's just published book 'Collective Wisdom: Co-Creating Media for Equity and Justice', discussing its development as a project and key lessons learned. After the presentation assistant professor at the Utrecht University School of Governance (USG) Erna Ruijer will act as respondent, and there will also be ample room for Q&A.

William Uricchio is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he founded the Open Documentary Lab, and professor-emeritus of comparative media history at Utrecht University. He researches media beginnings, and has written widely about early television and film, algorithms and immersive technologies, and their uses and implications.

Thanks to a grant from MIT Press, 'Collective Wisdom' is open access and can be downloaded here.

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