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Wiki is a way for many people to collaborate together on writing one or more pages (in Wagn we call them cards), and flexibly link them together. No structure is enforced, but participants can develop some structure as they like collectively. The most famous example is, an encyclopedia that anyone can contribute to. There are many other public wikis on more particular subjects, and they are also used by groups to think together, collectively record information, develop documentation, organize events, etc.


You can think of a wiki as a book, with dozens to many thousands of pages and potentially infinite more. Each page has a name, and the name of a page is appropriate for the content. Off-topic content can be moved to a new page with an appropriate name. References among pages are simple, usually done by putting double brackets around the Page One Wants To Link To (or on some wikis, by SmushingCapitalizedWordsTogether).


The content of the pages is limited only by the imagination of the participants, because everyone can edit everything, and Adding New Pages is easy.


Process Arts — the wiki you're in right now — uses Wagn. There are many other wiki systems. See or




Wiki is a shortening of WikiWikiWeb, the name that Ward Cunningham gave to this type of web site when he created it in 1995 (see ), to invite people to develop a Pattern language of programming. The name comes from the Hawaiian word wikiwiki, which translates to English as "fast" or "quick." His intent was to offer the simplest online database that could work.




This is a living story of the Process Arts, including many particular Process. Anyone can browse; if you'd like to edit things, or add a process, you may request an account.






All cards

all cards


  • You can open and close cards in place. Just click on ~1383/3259.png or the card name.
  • To get to the page (and web address) for a card, click on ~1709/3792.png.
  • When you're editing, to create links within the website (even to a card that doesn't yet exist), put double square brackets around some text, like this.

To learn more see the Wagn documentation.


If you have questions, contact the Process Arts wiki support team. We may also be online live, or you can just ask your question here and someone will answer it shortly:

see where we are also listing similar practices

  --Michel Bauwens (Not signed in).....Sun Jan 31 00:53:33 -0800 2010

The Bohm Dialogue, especially Collective Reflection has significance for me in terms of artistic critique and dialogue.

If one wanted to connect this to Jungian thought I'd relate to that.

  --Srule Brachman (Not signed in).....Mon May 21 17:09:16 +0000 2012





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