«Construcción Colaborativa del Conocimiento», the book: Finally!

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 19:25


Last Friday, after two years worth of work, I finally got the first box of books for the Construcción Colaborativa del Conocimiento (Collaborative Knowledge Construction) project I worked on as a coordinator together with Alejandro Miranda (pooka), and together with a large group of 11 authors:

Translating over from the back cover text (and this is just a quick translation from me — It reads better in Spanish ;-) ):

What defines us as humans is our ability, on one side, to
create knowledge, and on the other, to share or communicate it with our neighbors. Both features have worked together over tens of thousands of years, and, working together, have led the knowledge to transcend the individual, avoiding the need to rediscovery or reinvention of is already known. Sharing knowledge is what has taken our species to the dominant role it occupies today.

But knowledge creation and sharing has seen a deep transformation in recent decades, thanks to the quick evolution of telecommunications, specially the massification of Internet and cellular telephony. We are transiting towards the so desired –and at the same time so feared– knowledge society.

In this book, eleven authors from very different disciplinary backgrounds and geographic origins ellaborate on how a hyper-connected world has modified the basic rules of interaction in areas as diverse as artistic creation, social organizations, computer code development, education or the productive sector.

This book is the result of a year worth of work for in the "Collaborative Construction of Knowledge" seminar, during which we
used the same new forms of knowledge production we have studied.

The videos of the sessions, electronic participations and the full contents of this book are available under a permisive license at

We will soon have the book ready in IIEc's e-store (which is mostly meant for national requests). I am also uploading the book to the lulu.com self-publishing service, and we are working on a epub-like edition. Right now it is still not available, but it should be there in some days. I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile, the full contents can be read online at http://seminario.edusol.info/seco3

Fernando C. Estrada's picture

¡Muchas Felicidades!

¡Muchas Felicidades Gunnar!, ya descargué el PDF para leerlo.

Saludos ;-)

Anonymous's picture

Amazing news Gunnar

That's great!, I'll be in the firsts to get the book in my hands (or device reader) In the meanwhile I'll read the PDF ;-)

AntonioMtz's picture


Felicidades, descargando PDF... seguramente estará muy interesante.

David García's picture

Interesante !!

Felicidades a todos que aportaron su grano de arena a la publicación de este libro. Esperemos se den más de estos tipos de publicaciones.

Saludos y suerte!!

beck's picture

qué padre

No me dejas de sorprender Gunnar

Nos vemos pronto, quiero un libro firmado, lo leeré inmediatamente


Omar Trinidad's picture

Error de dedo

No sé si ya esté corregido pero en la página 289, párrafo segundo, línea 8 en vez de *solicitudes* está escrito *soliictudes*

Saludos Gunnar

gwolf's picture

¡Muchas gracias! Anotado.

No, no estaba corregido, te agradezco la observación. Hice ya el cambio en el árbol Git, y la a próxima compilación quedará en la versión oficial. Obviamente, lo que ya está impreso... ya está impreso :)