ObraWiki is a research project about collective artistic creation processes. The project used as a source of inspiration different computational and cultural products based on open content (free software, wikipedia ..).
The work focuses on the significant increase in recent years, of what scholars have called “the paradox of opensource” that is, the fact that collaborative works, even if in many cases are neither designed or paid, can work as well as products designed in a business context.
But what are the measures that can ensure its working and which are the ones that can weaken it? What are the limits that collective creation can reach, before transforming into a inconclusive chaos, a number of voices so confused that no can produce nothing more than a nonsense whisper?
Through the use of an experimental methodology ObraWiki opens the debate on these issues, investigating within visual arts context, the boundary that separate the effectiveness of collective intelligence and the risk of an inconclusive chaos.