Quipit was a collective initiated at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
There are many perspectives from those involved in Quipit regarding what it was.
This is what I learned from my involvement in Quipit that continues to inform me:
Everything you pursue does not need to be pursued seriously.
There is more than one way to approach an idea and none are correct.
Collectives are influential when they feature a diversity of perspectives.
Critique enhances your understanding through alternative perspectives.
Some things are better learned from trying than from understanding rules.