Wednesday, April 8, 2009

O'Connor's Five

I love Justin O'Connor's five characteristics of the 'new modes of cultural production and consumption among the young (18-35)' concentrated in cities, and wish it for everyone:
  • making money and making culture are one and the same activity
  • there is an antipathy to distinguishing between 'work time' and 'leisure time'
  • there is a heavy reliance on informal networks for information and ideas
  • there is an emphasis on intuition, emotional involvement, immersion in the field, and an 'enthusiasts' knowledge of the market
  • cultural producers desire to 'work for themselves' and outside the 9-to-5 routine

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