We are a group of scholars fascinated by the new technological infrastructures and novel opportunities available for the generation, distribution and consumption of social, scientific and cultural discourse. In more specific terms, we are interested in where innovation comes from, how it spreads and evolves, and how it affects those who use and consume it. Between the extremes of "big science" and user-led tweaking, there are many forms of organizations, innovation tools, and technology platforms that enable original knowledge generation and its further exploitation by organizations. Currently the full range of opportunities and consequences of these novel innovation platforms are unexplored. Our goal is to focus the talent of some of the leading thinkers in the field to better understand these new innovation systems: their mechanisms, possibilities, and costs; with the aim of informing users, managers and policy makers on their optimal use and potential.