Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Brigitte

Abstract

A collective creative work is any endeavor in which the effort of many individuals synergizes or accumulates into a novel result. This paper uses a single community art project, titled You Cubed, to examine what factors motivate people to contribute to collective creative works. Analysis is based on correspondence with project organizers, documents related to the project, and surveys sent to volunteers. Many factors were found to be useful, including careful early planning, leveraging existing frameworks, and a group environment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

June 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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