more than 1:

current collaborate web projects

one and one makes two. at least as long as you remain inside the cosmos of mathematics. but turn the page, enter the sphere of stories and images - and you will find that one plus one can add up to much more than two, that it rather leads to an entirely different level - that's where the dynamic of collaborate projects is coming from.

since last year, i am part of the group writing project 2028, and since then, i am even more curious for web projects. there seems to be a growing number of them, each of them based on an unique approach, taking a very distinct direction. here are my favourite four. - doro.


2028 - a collaborate novel

"In January 2007, seven auhors who met in the borderless world of literary e-zines initiated an international group writing project. The idea of the project: to develop a future vision of our world caught in a global ecological crises, a world of flowers turning grey.

Since then, the story grew steadily in unexpected patterns and shapes, with each author reflecting on the future of his/her culture and continent, while the different storylines are interweaved into one novel."

web link: 2028 - a world novel in progress


one-upmanship writing challenge
2 authors, 6 stories

"The only real goal was each time to out-do the other writer's story, which had just outdone yours. What I think I was looking for was a way to take my writing to a new place." - David Bulley
"What I really like about this challenge is I'm writing in a whole different wayŚnot just the style of writing, but the HOW of writing. Usually I think about a story for a long time before I write it. With only two days, it's forcing me to think less and intuit more." - Carolyn Agosta

web links: eclectica spotlight
& The Scrawl


3191 - a photo collaboration

"The site started when two e-friends, 3191 miles apart, both took photos and compared. From then on, they took a photo every morning and, without comparing or conferring beforehand, uploaded them to their website. On their own, each photographer would have produced a delightful record of their year - together, this is something special." - Simon Thomas

web link: 3191 - a year of evenings


sidebrow - multi-author projects

"An online & print journal dedicated to innovation & collaboration, Sidebrow provides a forum for exploring the collective & the singular in the literary arts. The end result of the Sidebrow endeavor will be a series of multiple-author, multiple-genre books & chapbooks based on & culled from the various projects & posts evolving on the website." - sidebrow

open to submissions

web link: sidebrow



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