Below is one of the few videos of the late sociologist Peter Kollock giving a lecture that I know of. It is a great example of Peter’s style: entertaining and rich with ideas and insights. The video captures Peter’s talk at Howard Rheingold’s Stanford class on “Literacy of Cooperation” – a review of computer-mediated collective action in Winter 2005. Peter speaks about strategies to avoid or resolve social dilemmas, covering the Tragedy of the Commons and Prisoner’s Dilemma situations, and applying these concepts to social media and Internet collective action.
A podcast from the Yi-Tan conference call was devoted to a discussion of Peter Kollock’s work.
If you know of additional videos of Peter, please send them my way! marc-at-connectedaction-dot-net