Collective Writing: An Inquiry Into Praxis
Jandric, P; Devine, Nesta; Jackson, Elizabeth; Peters, Michael A.; Lazaroiu, George; Mihaila, Ramona; Locke, Kirsten; Heraud, Richard; Gibbons, Andrew; Grierson, Elizabeth; Forster, Daniella; White, Jayne; Stewart, Georgina; Tesar, Marek; Arndt, Sonja; Brighouse, Susanne; Benade, Leon
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This is the second text in the series collectively written by members of the Editors’ Collective, which comprises a series of individual and collaborative reflections upon the experience of contributing to the previous and first text written by the Editors’ Collective: ‘Towards a Philosophy of Academic Publishing.’ In the article, contributors reflect upon their experience of collective writing and summarize the main themes and challenges. They show that the act of collective writing disturbs the existing systems of academic knowledge creation, and link these disturbances to the age of the digital reason. They conclude that the collaborative and collective action is a thing of learning-by-doing, and that collective writing seems to offer a possible way forward from the co-opting of academic activities by economics. Through detaching knowledge creation from economy, collaborative and collective writing address the problem of forming new collective intelligences.