Sometimes it takes more than one person to create a masterpiece. Many writers, composers and movie directors love collaborations. Their goal is to educate, entertain, and sometimes even confuse the audience. Learn how a group of journalists wrote a deliberately bad novel under a made-up name and received rave reviews. Discover why robots are taking over human jobs and discover the plusses and minuses of human-android teamwork. Listen to our special series “Creating Together: The Art Of Collaboration.”
With thousands of robots already working at plants and factories worldwide, the idea of collaboration between humans and AI-powered machines is now a reality. But with the increasing role of robotics, there are also fears that human workers, including robot operators, will one day lose their jobs.
From folk-meets-speed metal to country-meets-electronica – there are hundreds of successful music collaborations out there. But in spring of 2016, a totally new collaborative genre was born, when a former US NSA spy and a famous French techno performer posted their hit on YouTube.
In 1969 a novel "Naked Came the Stranger" by Penelope Ashe sold 20,000 copies and entered the NY Times Best Sellers List. That is before its 24 authors decided to go public and revealed that they were, in fact, Penelope Ashe. After the revelation the book sold 70,000 more copies, as the unique effort showed the possibility of collaborative writing.
Hollywood has strict rules when it comes to movie episode timing. But if you’re a famous director like Martin Scorcese, you can let your character, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, crawl to his Lamborghini for three long minutes. The audience loves creative teams like this one, and lets them break industry stereotypes.