Collective intelligence is a form of intelligence that arises from the collaboration of various individuals, generally of the same species, in relation to a particular topic. Currently it is a generalized term of the cyberculture or the knowledge society linked to the consensus decision making applicable to bacteria, animals, humans and computers. From his work Mutual Support, Kropotkin is an early reference when using the concept for the kind of intelligence that small animals and insects like bees or ants possess.
Sardine is a word that designates a huge variety of different but intimately related fish species. It is a common fish, relatively abundant and economical.
Sardines proposes a reflection on the individual in front of his group. Each specimen observed in a singular and objective way, has an enormous chromatic richness and a unique beauty. They are jewels.