Solutions should impact locally.

JOSÉ-CARLOS MARIATEGUI

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Perhaps it is the right moment to question how the Web will enable innovations that involve the use of culture and creativity in order to bootstrap a change in society. Two key elements should be considered: first, the knowledge about the artefact, not just its technical possibilities, but also the conceptual ones; second, we need to take into consideration the local context.
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The preservation of common values through the power of connected, professional design

TINA MIDTGAARD

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Setting the scene for the creative society of the future is far more complex than ever. Sharing, cocreation and connectivity, are forming new ecosystems – ownership is replaced with access and the generic process of this evolution is alarmingly endless.

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A giant pool of creative work

ERIC STEUER

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creativecommons.org

In just a few short years, millions of artists and creators have collectively published more than 350 million works under Creative Commons licenses – making music, photography, film, and written compositions available to anyone in the world for free and legal sharing, use, and remixing. As a result, it is now possible for people working in creative industries to easily use, rework, and expand upon a giant pool of creative work, without having to ask permission and without worrying about violating the copyright rights of its creators.

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Culture and creativity are always significant, relational and local.

ANDRÉ LEMOS

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The Web of the future will be SSH (semantic, social and hyperlocal). It means that searches will be more complex and intelligent. Being social, the Web will focus on exchanges between individuals and groups based on the free flow of information. Technologies and services will be connected to things, objects, places, offering hyperlocal services and knowledge. People working in creative industries must take advantage from SSH Web.
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The quality in regard to presentation and user experience

SARAH BRODY

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People working in creative professions: Talk and connect with real people when ever you can; but embrace and live the power of the Web, too. It is the future. With the right hardware and software the user experience can only improve. What we know as the Web today is just the beginning. The changes and enhancements will be huge. As designers we are responsible in pushing the envelope for quality in regard to presentation and user experience.
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The Gentrification of Oneself

DAVID LINDERMAN

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hi-res.net

In 2010, Facebook will easily have grown to 500 million members. By far, the majority of them will log-on at least a couple of times a day and not an insignificant percentage of them will spend over an hour a day updating their status, casually, or with increasing dedication, stalking potential sexual partners, cultivating their contacts, being polite, or completing their Profile, amending their Profile, professionalizing their Profile. Being Themselves. Facebook makes us better people. Facebook makes us complete. Real Life is more complicated.
Abstract.
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Creativity exists without technology.

OLIVIERO TOSCANI

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Creativity exists without technology. Technology is only one of the many possible ways of expressing creativity.
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Openess is not the enemy of quality.

JIMMY WALES

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wikia.com

We are still at the start of community collaboration online – and people working in the creative industries can and should use the tools developed for the general public in order to facilitate their own work. Openness is not the enemy of quality.
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We need a clear citizen‘s vision of the way the Net ought to grow.

HOWARD RHEINGOLD

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The future of the Net has become too important to leave to specialists and special interests. … We need a clear citizen‘s vision of the way the Net ought to grow, a firm idea of the kind of media environment we would like to see in the future. If we do not develop such a vision for ourselves, the future will be shaped for us by large commercial and political powerholders.
(From „Howard Rheingold, The Virtual Community, 1993“)
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The web of the future belongs to a creative mind.

FERNANDA ROMANO

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It is very difficult to think about the future these days. It used to be that the future was a far away entity that creative minds liked to imagine and, why not, hope for. The future was in science fiction films, special effects and Asimov’s books and our minds wandered freely in the land of the unimaginable trying to be… inventive, why not, imagining, creating what one day would be. But the future caught up with us and, apart from my dear Rosie, the lovely robot maid of the Jetson Family, almost everything else we have imagined would live in the future is now part of the present and it has become very difficult, almost impossible, to picture what lies ahead.
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