The evolution of the creative industries – Creative clusters, creative citizens and social network markets

Hartley, John (2007) The evolution of the creative industries – Creative clusters, creative citizens and social network markets. In Creative Industries Conference, Asia-Pacific Weeks, September 2007, Berlin. (Unpublished)

Abstract

This paper traces the evolution of the concept of the creative industries, arguing that it has transformed via three phases. The first phase, of creative clusters, is the one made famous by the DCMS definition in the UK – a dozen or so 'industries' including advertising, film & TV, software, publishing and design, whose outputs are creative. The second phase, creative services, foregrounds the contribution of creative inputs into other services, from health and government to tourism and education. The third phase, creative citizens, emphasises consumer co-creation, user-led innovation and iterative improvement by community input. It has been accelerating as Web 2.0 increasing the ubiquity, affordability and flexibility of internet affordances.

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ID Code: 12647
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 John Hartley
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:56

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