Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

Video 1:  Howard Reingold: The New Power of Collaboration

Description: In this 19:27 TED talk, digital community builder and theorist Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media, and collective action--and how portals like Wikipedia are outgrowths of the natural human instinct to work as a group. His talk covers common design principles of collective action organizations.

Video 2:  Tom Wujec: Build a Tower, Build a Team

Description: In this 6:45 TED talk, designer Tom Wujec discusses deep insights drawn from the “marshmallow problem”: an exercise that challenges groups to build the tallest tower using dry spaghetti, one yard of tape, and a marshmallow. Wujec shows us that how surprising groups always seem to beat the average, and what the difference is between a successful and unsuccessful team.

Video 3:  Good Teams Bad Teams

Description: This 7:50 video discusses what defines good and bad teams, and ways to find success in team projects. Topics include identifying a successful team, setting expectations, leadership, conflict, and trust.