After the Storm: Creation of Internet EconomiePresentation Transcript
After the Storm: Post-Katrina Creation of Creative Economies George Howard
Topics I shall attempt to Cover (but, please interrupt)
General destruction and (perhaps) creative renewal via tech for New Orleans
Specific Actions for New Orleans
Relevance to firms and other economies
Main post-Katrina conditional changes
Disrupted long-standing entrenched institutions
Post storm shift(ing)
Architecture of closure => Architecture of participation ….
Brought on by sheer necessity .
*Relevant theory via Tyler Cowan =>
(*Tyler Cowen aside)
Outsiders and marginalized minorities often drive artistic innovation. Much of the dynamic element in American culture, for instance, has been due to blacks, Jews, and gays, as Camille Paglia has noted.
Outsiders have less stake in the status quo and are more willing to take chances. They face disadvantages when competing on mainstream turf, but a differentiated product gives them some chance of obtaining a market foothold.
Individuals who will not otherwise break into the market are more inclined to take risks, since they have less to lose.
— In Praise of Commercial Culture - Tyler Cowen
This has always been NOLA
It's no longer only cultural
by the way
it's not just New Orleans (...but more on that in a minute)
Firms, writ large, have all recently gone through a variant of Katrina (back to that ominous not just New Orleans comment)
if Social Media is [insert disparaging adjective here] why are governments "turning it off" when in crisis? countries too
challenge and opportunity
Companies, countries, individuals, municipalities have all gone through a Katrina moment...institutions are crumbling.