There's more than the below - I just need to blow it open in a brain-stormy way, and continue to try to think of even more contextual angles, just so that I can be sure I'm seeing this topic with some clarity and ensure I'm not missing anything. This would be the beginnings of a world view, to be followed by a national view (proposal) and street view (question). I'm working backwards in a way, because I know the question, but need to figure out what has been achieved by others - what is being done now?
Interactivity and Connectivity
Comments and file sharing – what makes for the most fluid and inviting collaboration? What inspires users to upload and share? Explore exclusionary limitations and the web community; ie. Metafilter.
Compare with the didactic auteur – genred blogs
The Blocked Artist
Investigating creativity productivity and inspiration – what, if any, is the benefit of just putting pen to paper? What, if any, is the benefit of a tangental or unrelated task to creative inspiration? Explore both the generation of work, and the collection and sharing of environmental stimuli.
The Web and Creative Collaboration
Learning to Love You More, Post Secret, Found!, Flickr, Tumblr, Twitter, Etsy. There’s sure to be more
Looking at Exactitudes, Visual Complexity, Etsy, Flickr, Facebook groups, blogs. Flash sites… exploring the most interesting web sites and their approach.
Curiosity and Creativity
The Artist’s Way, craft blogs, IKEA hack ... there's gotta be more. Just need to think harder about this.
Aspects of Engagement in other Media and Fine Arts
The inspiration of the Sydney Biennale works, perhaps imagining ways that collaborative web work can become public work, either anonymously in Guerilla Art form, or as a kind of event. Stephanie Posavec's Writing Without Words
Oh hey... and do all this while not losing the intent or charm in the fog of broader context. I want to try an remember the source of this concept always, otherwise this is going to evolve into a mechanical beast, crushing me with it's giant pincer claws, it's red eyes flashing...