Exquisite Corpse Translated for Open Source

Exquisite Corpse Translated for Open Source
Design

A Surrealist approach informs the process of open software and coding.

Lisa Baldini
  • 17 february 2010

We often talk about how collaboration can bring about the best of ideas. How to negotiate during a collaborative project is always a point of contention–it’s the make or break side of collaborating. However, the Surrealists may have been on to something when they invented Exquisite Corpse – a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled – for it can often unleash creativity by forgoing the pressures of creating a finished product and allowing for teams of people to become comfortable with one another.

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