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Creative Drinks July 'Creative Industries Networks'



Thank you to those who attended the July event. The following slides/links will make sense if you have attended! ;) ...

Thank you to those who attended the July event. The following slides/links will make sense if you have attended! ;)

Relevant links that I have mentioned:
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Musicadium (, Vegas Spray (, Udessi (

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Accidentally Annie St Space ( Udessi events (July details

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Netvibes (,, (Island Caretake Blog)

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I am open for speaking and presentation opportunities for your event - please do not hesitate to contact me (hs at briscreativeindustries dot com) for a discussion



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  • While Creative Industries Networks flourish online, it means greater access to more information. So the question that we have here is that: Flood = Future? What we are seeking now: hyperlocal (it’s all about what is happening locally in our geographical area), highly focused (it’s all about getting the information that we want or need while cutting out the noise), highly relevant (it’s all about how this information can service us as individuals, rather than as a mass audience, such as personalisation), it’s niche and it’s quick ie scanning the headline or the excerpts We don’t want to be like that person. Information doesn’t have to be a flood. Even worse – a muddy, debris-filled, uncontrollable flood. Let me give you an example: 105 unread emails in your inbox. Numerous bookmarks in your web browser. Stacks of magazines – barely read. A box overflowing with promos... Photo by Espen Klem
  • In terms of getting the most out of the flourishing Creative Industries Networks Aim for information to be like this. Each 100’sand1000’s being a snippet of information, all clustered in one area and getting it all in one manageable scoop. Emails: Create an email and designate it as your newsletter email – access this account when you feel like being updated for newsletters. Have an account that you use just to Get In Contact With People, another account for friends/family. Get in to the habit of labelling your emails after reading them rather than leaving them unread – if left unread there is that feeling of having to read those emails Resources: Twitter and Facebook group directory of Brisbane creative industries folks – Netvibes ( or iGoogle – these sites allow you to keep different types of information (notes, weather, websites, times, news) Google Docs – Sign up for a Google account and get your mail, calendar, collaboration tools, email lists in one place And then of course – other people are your resources as well where each 100’s&1000’s being one person. There are community websites such as,, Also the emerging thing called crowdsourcing where tasks are distributed to . A great example of crowdsourcing was Tourism Queensland’s Best Job in the World campaign – also interesting to note that they first mentioned it in a November 2008 newsletter. It was crowdsourced, and for those who already know about it, entries from around the world flooded in to get a chance to work on Hamilton Island. (Island Caretake Blog) Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography
  • On another note, like with emerging trends, there are discussion involved facilitated by initiatives such as the 10,000 cents project. “ Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge of the overall task. Workers were paid one cent each via Amazon's Mechanical Turk distributed labor tool. The total labor cost to create the bill, the artwork being created, and the reproductions available for purchase (to charity) are all $100. “ Koblin’s site states that the artwork “explores the circumstances we live in, a new and unchartered combination of digital labour markets, ‘crowdsourcing,’ ‘virtual economies,’ and digital reproduction.” There are also the use of creative industries networks for ideas. For example, Marcus Westbury, Festival Director of This Is Not Art, was crowdsourcing ideas for his column for The Age that relates to what governments could do to help artists. Have a look at his July 7 blog post on and see it in action
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  • Creative (Social) Networks Creative Commons The images used are from the FlickR Creative Commons search which I recommend that you try out. Google ‘flickr’ and ‘creative commons’ together to find it or type From July 9 2009, you can now use the Google Image Search and filter results that use Creative Commons licenses. Simply put, creative commons is the alternative to the full copyright model. Creative Commons is an example of emerging platforms for the creative industries networks by further encouraging collaboration. [If audience wishes for full details] Attribution means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit. Noncommercial means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only. No Derivative Works means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it. Share Alike means: You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work. Please go online for the full details. The Creative Commons office is based in Brisbane – you can also contact them at, or Images (exception to screenshots and bio photography) sourced from Creative Commons on FlickR. Original links and user information:
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  • Creative Industries Networks ABC Pool For those who went to the IDEAS Festival, they may recognise this name as one of the sessions was about ABC Pool. The screenshot that you have here is from Spiel: Start with any of the 15 sounds listed below. You can either mix these together, add new sounds, use samples from any 360 program, or remix other remix360 contributions. Just make sure you use at least one of the original 15 sounds and keep it shorter than two minutes. remix360 is looking for audio remixes to broadcast on radio but you're welcome to contribute through other media too. The community aspect is derived from when participants need to join the 360 group. We live in a world open to collaboration. We also are starting to live in a world where we demand transparency at least and even better, when this transparency is delivered to us.

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    • Pre event
    • Look up the venue on Google and the transportation options.
    • Research the speakers and organisations.
    • Research into the topic and see if there were any events in the lead up to this certain one
    • Look for feedback for bigger events with separate programs – Twitter, blogs, Google.
    • Don’t be afraid to converse with people online before an event. Don’t feel obliged that you need to meet them.
    • During the Event
    • Take notes!
    • Make sure that you have business cards at hand or at least pen and paper to swap details
    • Don’t be afraid to talk to the other attendees – you are all there for the same thing at least. The same to the speakers as well. Take advantage of networking
    • What you can ‘give’ to them may be rejected or what they ‘give’ to you may not relevant to you but that’s ok. Move on to another topic or to someone else.
    • After the Event
    • Post-event follow up with the speakers, organisers, attendees is a good way to help remember
    • Note that event organisers are going to be extremely busy with 24 or 48 hours after an event
    • Look up any blog entries, videos, photos and comments posted online. Again, this is another good way to help retain the information and discussions from the event.
    • If you have created any content about the event, don’t forget to forward it to the organisers or speakers or even the other attendees in case they are interested. 
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