A little late this week, but here nonetheless:
Torontoist has an interview with Dylan Akio Smith and Kris Elgstrand, about the film they co-directed, Doppelganger Paul (Or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself), collaboration within the movie, and their creative relationship off-screen. The film sounds like a wild, strange story (comparisons to Adaptation may have been made), and the result of a very fertile off-screen collaboration, which we give a resounding “Yes!”
Forbes has an article of the collaborative potential of social networks, and while the article focuses on the business aspect (it is Forbes, after all), the sentiment is just as germane to the arts:
But the biggest value that social networks offer goes beyond being marketing channels to push communication to prospects and customers. They are morphing into new channels for collaboration and innovation. Social networks are becoming unique touch points to engage communities, start conversations, recruit skillful employees, and develop new innovative ideas.
It’s funny that so many of articles that wind up in consideration for the weekly news come from business sources like this one. Seems like, whatever its other faults, the corporate world may have its finger on the collaborative pulse.