The Wisdom of Crowds
Emergence can be defined as a network effect, and it is little wonder that the concept plays a vital role in the theory of net-based media art.  The aim of this essay is to show that emergence can also be observed in research processes, even when the scholarly aspect might, at first glance, not be readily apparent.
Crowdsourcing is often introduced in situations of scholarly need where huge amounts of data have to be processed and where the task is too great for unavailable specialists. […]