Dealing with collective intelligence (CI), one will sooner or later stumble upon P. Lévy and his book on the very same topic. Attached you can find a short interview done and uploaded (in 2011) by Howard Rheingold, himself (back then) working on another book.
Besides the funny moment, when the phone rings and the answering machine starts, it is always interesting to see the people, which you read a lot about, in action. Speaking of which: Howard Rheingold gave a rather interesting speech on TED, talking about his thoughts on collaboration (and implicit on collective intelligence).
In 2011 the H+ Magazine issued an interview with Francis Heylighen, talking about the concept of the Global Brain. As Heylighen is the author of numerous papers on Collective Intelligence (CI), it is always interesting to get some more insights from the inspiring researcher. At the same time it is nice to see that he continues with his research and is open for new ideas and opinions.
Follow the link to the interview and read how Francis Heylighen and Ben Goertzel talk about the Global Brain, the fear of loosing our freedom and (most importantly) the obstacles the Global Brain faces while evolving. While the interview becomes a discussion between both, they also strike the questions on how intelligent the current Global Brain really is and which technologies support or did support the further development.
On his blog Dr. Peter Gloor posted the recently produced video (approx. 27 min.) “Do Future Andes 2012” (by ZETADOC Producciones), dealing with Swarm Creativity and COINs in Chile. Besides some interesting insights about Gloor’s recent activities, the video also offers some beautiful impressions about landscape and nature in Chile.
Find the video here.