Mark Surman is the founder of The Commons Group, a connected think tank and consulting network focused on collaborative applications of the Internet. Spanning the globe, Mark’s projects jump across organizational boundaries and build on the power of commonspace. They include everything from open source software to distributed onlinepublishing to cooperative business development. Before founding The Commons Group, Mark was the Director of Community and lead business strategist for Canada’s first national Internet provider, Web Networks. He has also worked in television, film and print media.
Darren Wershler-Henry is a writer, critic, and the editor of Coach House Books, the only literary press in the world with its entire front-list online. Darren has worked as a new media consultant and researcher for several publishers and software companies, and is a founding member of the Commons Group. His other books include Internet Directory 2001 (with Scott Mitchell), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Shopping for Canadians (with Preston Gralla), and two books of poetry, NICHOLODEON: a book of lowerglyphs, and the tapeworm foundry.