Friday, 7 August 2009

Brief musings on radical price and the GLAM wiki session - second day



Source - Los Angelos Public Public Library via ForaTv
"Chris Anderson is the Editor in Chief of WIRED magazine and author of The Long Tail and FREE: The Future of Radical Price. The Long Tail concept has found broad ground for application, research and experimentation.

Now, in FREE, he makes the case that in many instances businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them."

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GLAM Wiki - Canberra - Day Two
The second day of the GLAM Wiki event in Canberra, Friday, concentrated on deepening the connections and beginning to share the potential and challenges of a common cultural civic space.

More on this when I get back to Auckland. Currently in Canberra airport waiting for the wee bird which connects with the real bird in Sydney tomorrow.

I thought this interview with Chris Anderson was a suitable, if slightly tongue in cheek, contribution to the debate on economic versus public value - i.e. if the economic value guys are taking their models apart [e.g. Chris Anderson], then how much more pressing is the need for the cultural and creative sector to revisit their own traditional positions.

Senator Kate Lundy
By the way, since hearng her speak this morning, I am now a fully paid up member of the ACT Senator Kate Lundy fan club. Politicians who "get digital" are rare - believe me. To get a flavour try this video interview , here.

Social Revolution.
See also this report on her keynote to the GLAM Wiki day 2, this morning, here, in which she says. inter alia, “there's a social revolution that is about to occur on the back of the current cultural and digital revolution"

The speech is on her blog, here

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