Emerging Internet Nations
William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, IIC Conference, 10 October 2013
Centre of gravity of Internet world has changes to Asia – now 45% of world Internet users (30% in 2002); North America now 15% of world Internet users (37% in 2002)
Most dramatic changes in the Internet are now social rather than technological
Report with World Economic Forum, The New Internet World (2011)
– convergence of values around freedom of expression, privacy etc. – users in newly adopting nations
A colleague noted today that there is some academic enthusiasm for the Cultural Revolution in China, being viewed at a time where a generation of cultural producers had a degree of influence and autonomy that they now no longer have in the Chinese market economy.
In this respect, I was reminded of this encounter from 1979 between Deng Xiaoping and Shirley MacLaine, recounted in John McMillan’s book, Reinventing the Bazaar: A Natural History of Markets (pp. 96-97):
Some in the West
The paper that I will be presenting to the 3rd China Trade in Services Congress in Beijing, titled “Culture and the Creative Industries in Australia”, can be accessed here. The paper draws upon ideas developed in my forthcoming book The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy, to be published by Sage in November 2011.
Excerpts from the paper are provided below:
The conclusion that emerges from the Australian case is that the case for support for cultural production and cultural infrastructure has