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IndieEdTech - dLRN2015 Presentation

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IndieEdTech - dLRN2015 Presentation

  1. 1. A Very Short Anatomy of an Independent Movement Or, Aspirations of an Indie Edtech
  2. 2. PERSPECTIVES / NARRATIVES : MUSIC, THE INTERNET 1. MUSIC INDUSTRY 2. THE CONSUMER 1989: MP3 FORMAT 1997: 1ST MP3 PLAYER 1998: WINAMP 2001: APPLE IPOD
  3. 3. “The real revolution in popular music in regard to the Internet is to be found in the availability of news, information, and discussion about music and musicians facilitated by Internet media” Jones, Steve. "Music and the Internet." Popular Music 19.02 (2000): 217-230. Music discussions thrived on systems like PLATO and the WELL
  4. 4. THIRD PERSPECTIVE: THE ARTIST
  5. 5. THE MIDI CONTROLLER (M)usical (I)nstrument (D)igital (I)nterface
  6. 6. THIRD PERSPECTIVE: THE ARTIST “If music is free for downloading, the music industry is not viable. All the jobs I just talked about will be lost, and the diverse voices of the artists will disappear.’’ Lars Ulrich, Drummer, Metallica
  7. 7. 2000: Top 100 Tours - 90% 2015: Top 100 Tours - 43% 2002 to 2012: ● # of businesses that identify as or employ ‘‘independent artists, writers and performers’’ - 40% growth ● Total revenue - 60% growth
  8. 8. OR
  9. 9. 1,888 domain orders since August 2014
  10. 10. “It is impossible to explain the dazzling new technologies without understanding the lives and the times of the people who created them. The impact of the region’s heady mix of culture and technology can be seen clearly in the personal stories of many … pioneers of the computer industry. Indeed, personal decisions frequently have historic consequences.” - John Markoff What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counter- Culture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry

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