Impressions from the REMIX Summit in London

I feel quite fortunate to have participated for the past 2 days at the REMIX Summit taking place in London, UK. This global summit as it calls itself, has been running for 7 years and is “exploring culture, technology and entrepreneurship”. It brings up issues related but not limited to the change in attitude in producing and consuming culture.

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Co-founder of REMIX Summits Simon Cronshaw on stage at the new Google HQ.

For me it is exploring how creatives and other professionals from the cultural and creative sectors can find a way to shift mind sets and be able to survive by satisfying customers instead of only funders/donors or themselves! Or at least start desiging a process of work that can hopefully lead to more happy citizens and balanced societies. That is really the discrourse as I undestand it.

I will be publishing a few posts on what I have heard and the thoughts and questions they have brought up in the coming weeks. Stay tuned and please share your comments or questions.

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Global Cultural Economy new book

An interesting new book on the global economy of culture has come out which might be interesting to explore.

“The book Global Cultural Economy critically interrogates the role cultural and creative industries play in societies. By locating these industries in their broader cultural and economic contexts, Christiaan De Beukelaer and Kim-Marie Spence combine their repertoires of empirical work across four continents to define ‘cultural economy’ as the system of production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services, and to discuss the cultural, economic, social and political contexts in which it operates. The book is written for students, researchers and policy-makers, interested in the creative and cultural industries, media and cultural studies, cultural policy and development studies.”

By Christiaan De Beukelaer and Kim-Marie Spence, Routledge, 2019, 184 pages.

To obtain the book, please contact book.orders@tandf.co.uk or visit https://www.routledge.com/Global-Cultural-Economy/Beukelaer-Spence/p/book/9781138670099

Australia’s first startup accelerator for the creative industries

The new Collider Accelerator Program running for more than a year inQueensland, Australia targets ventures involved in areas such as “wearable technology, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, robotics, games, interactive content, music tech, IoT, film and digital media”.

The accelerator was launched by Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Enterprise Australia fund, which invests up to $150,000 in creative startups as well as providing facilities. The fund has raised more than $65 million in capital since 2008, already runs a fashion-orientated accelerator.

More information here.

 

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