One of the main changes that has occurred with the introduction of digital media is that information can be given fluidity. With this has come the ability to create collaboratively. The capacity to get involved with the process of creating the final outcome is the nature of interactivity and is available to us on a number of platforms.
Wiki is a term given to a website which allows for the creation and editing of its interlinked pages.
Wikipedia was launched in 2001 with the view of creating an open-source, online encyclopaedia. Users have the ability to participate by putting data directly onto the Wikipedia which now a collective of our knowledge and is ever growing.
Articles of War
This is a section of an image in the book Information is Beautiful and shows some of the most contested pieces of information (with the amount of changes in purple) on Wikipedia. This illustrates the nature of its transient state.
Open Street Map (OSP) uses data from portable GPS devices, aerial photography and local knowledge to create its maps. Users can engage in the map by adding new information to it, making it more accurate and inclusive of more data.
OSP was found to be very useful during the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Crisis Commons volunteers were able to add in roads around Port au Prince to the map making it the most comprehensive map of the area.
Open Street Map
The map is being continuously updated and therefore is never in a static state.
Open Street Map
Behance is a website that provides the structure for creating an online portfolio. Users of the system upload their work and lay it out using a set of editable variables such as typefaces and padding. Another option that the website allows is the type of license put on to the uploaded work, suggesting a creative commons license
but also allow the option to put more restrictive limits on the work.