About Serendip Studio
Welcome to Serendip Studio, a digital ecosystem for exploring. We're glad you stopped by, and hope that you will stay to collaborate with fellow travelers, who are asking questions that have no boundaries. There are plenty of websites out there which will tell you what to think; Serendip instead aims at helping you to think for yourself, in the process formulating new questions and new directions for exploration. Nothing on Serendip is "authoritative," but there is lots here that you can learn from and contribute to. Need a few pointers to get started?
Currently, our focal areas of activity include dialogue-based learning, public teaching, and special projects in community-based digital publishing. Have an idea about a new project? Please contact us.
How Serendip Studio Fosters Communal Innovation: A Process-Oriented Approach
We explore boundary conditions of any content space we are working with, and innovations occur when those conditions change in a generative way. This is probably the most significant way in which "mixing" disciplines (among other "mixes") has the potential for radical change.
We don’t know for sure, before we experiment with a specific project, whether it will examine boundary conditions, or be generative. But we do think that some kinds of projects have greater potential probability than others. For example,
● if the intention of the participants is to create something new,
● if the participants are open to change and exploring new directions generally, and/or
● if the participants bring very different assumptions, organizations, or disciplines from each other and wish to discuss and work constructively with that diversity.
Approaching Web-Based Communication: A Note to Contributors
In the spirit of the Web's guiding principles of openness and neutrality, the conversation here on Serendip Studio is essentially public. It aims to enlarge people's access to information, multiple perspectives, and voices of inquiry (including their own). At the same time, participants in this conversation are always and must be free to make their own choices --not to post, not to post with their real name, to post privately, and also to consult with us or with their course instructors (in the case of courses housed here) in making these choices.