A new report by the United Nations Commission on Trade, Aid and Development has come out called Creative Economy 2008. It provides the useful compendium yet of both thinking around this topic and statistical evidence from countries throughout the world. It also points to the next stage in the debate around creative industries, which is its implications for developing countries.
I am currently on leave from Q.U.T., and based at Indiana University, in the Department of Telecommunication.
On Friday May 2 I did a presentation to staff and doctoral student in the Department on creative industries a decade after the concept first emerged in Britain through the Blair Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
I made extensive use of the statistical data developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, by Peter Higgs and Stuart Cunningham.
Welcome to my blog. I have been planing to develop this for some time now, and have set out to do it. I will use this blog to publish excerpts of current research, offer observations on what is happening around the place, and hopefully stimulate discussions and conversations.