In our last session Kimmo Karhu (Aalto SCI) gave is a short introduction to Git and GitHub, some of the key contemporary tools out there to carry out open and collaborative projects. GitHub is mostly used by software projects to manage the code and contributions, however there is increasing evidence that these kinds of tools are of relevance for many other activities, sort of at the bleeding edge of contemporary culture, like this wired article (published only yesterday!) explains.
A copy of the slides(PDF) here
Git and GitHub means concretely more effective ways for designers (and other professions) to contribute to software and new media development projects, but in the long run it might mean also completly new ways of carrying on any kind of collaboration.
Thanks Kimmo for the intro and for holding our hands while writing on the terminal! It was fun 🙂