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