Some might say the web is a receptacle for a lot of ugliness. Hateful propaganda here, cowardly bullying there, all interspersed with various levels of ‘Aint my pet lovely’ sickliness. Ugly, the lot of it.
But there’s no denying that sites like YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr have more than their fair share of beauty.
But one thing’s for sure: the rise of The Creative Class is unstoppable.
Of course, this social and economic movement isn’t just blazing its trail through the arty stuff. It’s marauding through science, engineering and lifestyles. You’ve only got to look at the wonderful TED to appreciate that. But right now, sites that give everybody instant access to creative thinking and talent are the pioneers and I salute them.
1. I’ll always believe that creativity should never be the sole preserve of people in creative roles
2. I’ll always encourage my children to pursue what they love, not what I think the world wants at the present time.
Sign Language – a short film from Oscar Sharp on Vimeo.
Because no matter how big the Creative Class will become it will always be big enough to accept, nurture and cherish those outsiders who care for their craft.
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