CoCreative Learning is a free, open source project. Accumulated practice and knowledge are shared through this website.
In time, we hope to see a CoCreative Learning Information Exchange emerge where people involved in co-creative learning can form relationships with each other, to accelerate their learning and help build a global ecosystem of co-creative learning.
Also, we hope to see translation CoCreative Learning groups emerge to provide foreign language versions of this project.
CoCreative Learning Ecosystem
CoCreative Learning is a free, open source project.
We’re keen to learn of other co-creative learning groups and projects and if you are involved in co-creative learning, we’d love to learn about your work and practices to share with the wider CoCreative Learning community.
We’re interested to know what your group is learning and how you work co-creatively. CoCreative Learning’s methodology is laid out in the HOWTO – we’re really keen to learn how other groups manage the challenges of sourcing, filtering, analysing and synthesising of information.
Contact us by email: admin [AT] cocreativelearning.org
If anyone wants to “build” a searchable free, open source co-creative learning information exchange, we’ll gladly link this page to it. And there’s no reason why there should be only one – a distributed network of information “nodes” supporting the ecosystem of co-creative learning.
This is a shared endeavour to co-create a shared understanding among humans – a paradigm shift in human consciousness.
Open Source Learning
Internet – Catalyst for a Paradigm Shift
Never before have we had the ability to explore information without limit (sifting the wheat from the chaff). Until the arrival of the internet, it was almost impossible to see how the world works. Those researching and analysing the current political economy wouldn’t have moved beyond “first base”.
We’ve unprecedented means to communicate with anyone, anywhere. It is this communication and sharing of information, bypassing “authorised” hierarchical institutions, which makes CoCreative Learning possible on a global but human scale. It is the means to co-create a distributed network of learning across the world, straddling geographic and other boundaries. We can communicate with the “other” to find common ground and explore the reasons for our differing understanding and beliefs.
The internet is (or was) a distributed, non-hierarchical information and communication network – “was” refers to the increasing threat to “net neutrality” and colonisation of large swathes of the internet by vested interests.
The internet and the free software movement flourished and fuelled creativity because of their decentralised, non-hierarchical structures. Free software is an exemplar of how ecosystems of human co-creativity can evolve to solve large complex problems. A program is free software if the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:
- The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0). - The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). - The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour (freedom 2). - The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3).
These same freedoms apply to information, analysis and ideas developed through the CoCreative Learning Project
Many are surprised to learn that more than 50% of the internet runs on free software.
The internet and the software which runs it are arguably as complex as the political economy. Free, open source, co-creative learning is the key to unlock the secrets of the political economy and its effects on humans and the planet. The promise of CoCreative Learning is no more or less than this.