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Read By: Bruce Mann Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series Release Date: March 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781469078298

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Longest Chapter Length:

45:35 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11:51 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:12 minutes

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Humans are hard-wired for collaboration, and new technologies of communication act as a super-amplifier of our natural collaborative mindset. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series examines the emergence of a new kind of social collaboration enabled by networked technologies. This new collaborative society might be characterized as a series of services and startups that enable peer-to-peer exchanges and interactions though technology. Some believe that the economic aspects of the new collaboration have the potential to make society more equitable; others see collaborative communities based on sharing as a cover for social injustice and user exploitation.

The book covers the "sharing economy," and the hijacking of the term by corporations; different models of peer production, and motivations to participate; collaborative media production and consumption, the definitions of "amateur" and "professional," and the power of memes; hactivism and social movements, including Anonymous and anti-ACTA protest; collaborative knowledge creation, including citizen science; collaborative self-tracking; and internet-mediated social relations, as seen in the use of Instagram, Snapchat, and Tinder. Finally, the book considers the future of these collaborative tendencies and the disruptions caused by fake news, bots, and other challenges.

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About the Authors

Aleksandra Przegalinska is assistant professor in management studies at Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Collective Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests lie in the consequences of introducing artificial beings and systems to social and professional spheres.

Dariusz Jemielniak is professor of management at Kozminski University, Poland, where he heads the Management in Networked and Digital Societies Department, and the author of Common Knowledge? He was a fellow and faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet Studies at Harvard University from 2015 to 2018.

About Bruce Mann

Bruce Mann, Earphones Award–winning narrator,studied classical acting at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has been a successful voice-over artist and actor for over ten years.