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Clay Shirky:
Institutions vs. collaboration

TEDGlobal 2005 · 20:46 · Filmed Jul 2005
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Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration
20:46 · Filmed July 2005 at TEDGlobal 2005 · Subtitles available in 24 languages

In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.

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Clay Shirky argues that the history of the modern world could be rendered as the history of ways of arguing, where changes in media change what sort of arguments are possible — with deep social and political implications. Full bio
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