Inhabitants of the 21st century live and work in a world in which many aspects of daily interactions with other humans are no longer hampered by physical distance. Indeed, scholars and practitioners in fields such as music and communications are finding that there is much to be gained, both epistemologically and experientially, through collaborating across (often) vast distances. Relatively recent developments in Internet technology have “led to the advancement of new collaborative cultures which use the network as a medium for exchanging creative materials in an electronic form” (Renaud et al., 2007). The tremendous potential in such collaborative endeavors has been explored in depth by social scientists such as Richard Sennett (2012) and by management researcher Peter Gloor (2006, 2017), whose groundbreaking work on collaborative innovation networks (COINs) illuminates an exciting and dynamic mode of activity. Smith and Gillett (2015) describe COINs in the domain of DIY scenes punk scene.