Archive for ‘Academic background’

March 15, 2011

Are social media so…cial?

by Valentin Dellieu

The common sense argues now that ICT are really challenging the way to encounter and to keep in touch with people.  Is it so true?  There is of course no black or white answer but some reflexion to have and to keep in mind.  Debates are diverse and hard to be solved regarding the way those media are now part of our daily life.

But whose daily life?

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March 10, 2011

Academic work is …

by Valentin Dellieu

March 9, 2011

The ‘Edge-City’, a breeding ground for technological innovation

by Linus Vanhellemont, @Lyneus

In ‘The Creative City in the Third Millennium’ Professor Peter Hall from the University College London argues that throughout history cities have been the source of major innovation. They have been places where human creativity flourished: from them came the world’s great art, the fundamental advances in thought and the great technological innovations.

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March 7, 2011

Cultural Creative Clusters for Dummies

by Wilson Sherwin, Maria-Valerie Schegk and Olivia Sandri

“Creative clusters,” sometimes referred to as “cultural creative clusters” have become a very popular concept recently, especially among urban developers. A creative cluster is a grouping of creative activities– including theatres, museums, galleries, as well as cafés and spaces of leisure activities such as fitness centres. Clustering often occurs in underutilised or abandoned former industrial urban sites. In theory, the proximity of many ‘creative’ activities does not create competition, but instead, a synergy of creativity and atmosphere for the various organizations and businesses sharing space and infrastructural resources, results in economic and physical (re) development for the district.

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