Online Communities Speaker Series: Peter A. Gloor, MIT


Monday, November 3, 2008 - 12 p.m.

Join students and faculty for a presentation by Peter A. Gloor, Visiting Scholar and Research Scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. His topic: “Collaborative innovation networks: Coolhunting through swarmcreativity” From Dr. Gloor: “Collaborative Innovation Networks, or COINs, are cyberteams of self-motivated people with a collective vision, enabled by technology to collaborate in innovating by sharing ideas, information, and work. Although COINs have been around for hundreds of years, they are especially relevant today because the concept has reached its tipping point thanks to the Internet. COINs are powered by swarm creativity, wherein people work together in a structure that enables a fluid creation and exchange of ideas. ‘Coolhunting’ – discovering, analyzing, and measuring trends and trendsetters – puts COINs to productive use. Patterns of collaborative innovation always follow the same path, from creator to COIN to collaborative learning network to collaborative interest network.” This talk is part of the Annenberg Program on Online Communities speaker series, a special presentation of the Annenberg Research Seminar series. Lunch will be served.