Usually, but not always, people work together to achieve some common purpose: they collaborate, often under the tutelage of a whip. Think pyramids. These days, there is a sense of the mashup
, the taking of others' work to produce another, then another, and so on. This is collageration, from a collage culture. Like in a school art class, finding images in magazines that you could not create yourself, but that serve the purpose you have in mind, or even put a purpose into your mind. We collagerate, we take from each other, knowing that each of us has a piece to contribute to a greater whole, that will become even greater in the next generation.
I collagerated with Pablo Neruda to make a new mis-translation of his poems.