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The expanded second edition of Collaborative Futures has been completed and is now available for purchase, online reading, and for your contribution.
Collaborative Futures was written by nine core authors over two intensive book sprints. Adam Hyde, Mike Linksvayer, Michael Mandiberg, Sissu Tarka, Mushon Zer-Aviv, and Alan Toner wrote the first edition [http://en.flossmanuals.net/collaborativefutures/] in an experimental five day Book Sprint in January 2010. Developed under the aegis of transmediale.10, this third publication in the festival's parcours series resulted in the initiation of a new vocabulary on the forms, media and goals of collaborative practice.
In June 2010, the book was rewritten as a part of the Re:Group exhibition at Eyebeam, NY. This second edition brought together the original six contributors with three new contributors, kanarinka, Marta Peirano, and Astra Taylor, to challenge the free culture sentiment underlying the original writing. The result is a deliberately multi-voiced tone pondering the merits and shortcomings of this new emerging ideology.