Open Creative Communities
Richard Florida points us to a ‘must read’ essay by Mark Kuznicki on Open Creative Communities where he tries to outline the communities that are evolving with help from the connectivity of the digital age. He says:
These communities live in a hybrid virtual- and place-based geography. They are hyper-creative and produce some phenomenal artifacts of human ingenuity and culture. They are open, in that the barrier to entry is not a membership fee or a geographic line in the sand or a common ethnicity. The barrier to entry is creative citizenship, and you are either a citizen and a participant or you are not, based on your individual relationship to that community’s interests, practices, proximity and values.