About four years ago my wife and I met at DragonCon: a Fantasy/sci-fi/comics/all-things super-nerdy convention held annually in downtown Atlanta. While both of us are needs at heart (and in-practice) in many ways - we were there as mostly observers that year - hanging out at one of the host hotel bars observing hundreds of … Continue reading DragonCon In Context
I have done a bit of research and writing here and there about this new demographic of "Cultural Creatives" the consumer sociologists, anthropologists and business gurus keep talking about. Technically speaking I am one of them. Chances are if you are reading this you are too. I am current in the midst of recruiting participants … Continue reading Inspired By The Creative Class – Hope For An Interesting and Exciting Future
Several years ago I was hanging out at one of my regular bars...back when I had a "regular" bar. There was a hipster bartender that worked there who had seen me come and go about a dozen times before she said to me: "What do you do? Are you a drug dealer or something?" I … Continue reading Demystifying Creativity
According to Richard Florida, a sociologist and author of The Rise Of The Creative Class, " The big story unfolding right now - one that has been unfolding for some time - is the rise of the Creative class, the great emerging class of our time". Global culture has seen significant shifts as evidenced by … Continue reading Are you a member of the “Creative Class”?