Popular science author and media theorist Steven Johnson recently wrote a very provocative and compelling article for The New York Times titled: “The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t.”
What-WHAT?! Did I miss something? Is everything still cool? Are people still purchasing music? Can I write some cool stuff, have a record label sign me and they will pay for the recording, artwork, distribution and marketing and even organize a tour?
Uh….nope. That isn’t what this article (and its some 300 comments!) is all about. We are still in a brave new world, but Steven has a different spin on things.
What do YOU think? Let’s get this party started: give the article a read and give us all your thoughts. Together, we can come up with some cool ideas I believe (as well as facetious ones…hey we are a bunch of creative right-brained folk who thrive on snark after all 🙂
Reference: A cool TED talk by Steven Johnson