Author(s): Imdat As
This paper discusses the reincarnation of the traditional competition model in online crowdsourcing platforms, thanks to an ever-more networked global marketplace. After giving a brief background on competitions, the paper will elaborate on crowdsourcing, discuss the dichotomy between competition and collaboration, and debate the potential impact of artificial intelligence on future competitions. The opportunity to harness collective design intelligence through collaborative features and modifications in the competition protocol suggests a new mode of competitive collaboration. The paper ends with a speculation on how such metamorphosis of traditional competitions can affect the role of the architect, and the future of the architectural practice.
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