Our process for building the Global Village Construction Set is radically collaborative. It has to be – because the task is huge: an open source set of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.
To extend live collaboration far beyond the border of Factor e Farm – we are adding Flash Mobs to our collaboration platform. Flash mobs are on-demand, real-time, virtual work groups where a number of people come together for rapid development sessions. Read our flash mob conceptual plan. Basically – a number of participants share an internet voice connection and work screen to collaborate on a certain task. The task may be design, design review, collaborative CAD design, recruiting, research, or just about any task that lends itself to quick resolution with many people swarming on the issue. The challenge is breaking down tasks to a manageable form that lends itself to solution by a larger team.