Creative Industries - Related Projects
The scoping study will address both the connective and creative affordances of digital technologies, seeking to understand how technologies enhance or inhibit different types of community formation. We extend the notion of communities of practice from a workaday model to a creative one where shared interests and common goals enable groups to be articulate, expressive, and empowered. Online communities depend on systems that foster tacit understanding6 without the benefit of physical contact. The juxtaposition of spatial and virtual communities make them deeper and wider, allowing people to construct identities and traverse communities with increasing seamlessness. We will problematise these multiple notions of community to understand how everyday creative acts in a technology-driven society play a role in building, sustaining and re-inventing societies of the future.