[NetBehaviour] MyCreativity - by Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Aug 15 11:03:57 CEST 2008

by Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter.

The "creative industries" concept was initiated by the UK Blair 
government in 1997 to revitalise de-industrialised urban zones. 
Gathering momentum after being celebrated in Richard Florida's 
best-seller The Creative Class (2002), the concept mobilised around the 
world as the zeitgeist of creative entrepreneurs and policy-makers. 
Despite the euphoria surrounding the creative industries, there has been 
very little critical research that pays attention to local and national 
and variations, working conditions, the impact of restrictive 
intellectual property regimes and questions of economic sustainability. 
The reader presents academic research alongside activist reports that 
aim to dismantle the buzz-machine.

Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter (eds.), MyCreativity Reader: A Critique of 
Creative Industries, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2007. 
ISBN: 987-90-78146-04-9.


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