This week: exam review, creative industries, creative cities and
social media and social psychology.
Office Hours today: Until 12:30 or 1pm, find me in RTV 319
According to Florida, what is the difference between a “Creative City” and a “Nerdistan?” Nerdistans are bland, uninteresting places with acre upon acre of identical ofﬁce complexes, row after row of asphalt parking lots, freeways clogged with cars, cookie-cutter housing developments, and strip-malls sprawling in every direction.
How does this connect to the media life perspective? The key idea in a media life is that reality can be created by you as an individual (the reality of what work you do where and how you live your life, and the kind of person you are) This notion is not new; what is new, is that we now see this as an individual’s responsibility instead of something we do together as a society.