Int. J. of Web Based Communities   »   2010 Vol.6, No.4



Title: Creativity in web-based communities


Author: Piet Kommers


Address: University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands


Abstract: While the common sense interpretation of interpersonal meetings mentions cognitive synergy, it is also clear that there is a sepsis on the collective thinking like Salomon's notion (Salomon, 1997) on 'distributed cognition'. The first priority is to understand skepticism on the additive nature of human creativity. The second priority is to understand why vicarious and mediated communication can achieve even better than face-to-face cooperation.


Keywords: web-based communities; virtual spaces; fictitious presence; creativity; co-creation; creative industries; online communities; virtual communities; vicarious communication; mediated communication; face-to-face cooperation.


DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2010.035842


Int. J. of Web Based Communities, 2010 Vol.6, No.4, pp.410 - 418


Available online: 05 Oct 2010



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