When creative people gather together, it attracts other young creative people. “If you look at demographics, the downtown area is much younger than it was a few years ago,” she says. “There’s this competition that’s good. It isn’t about making art anymore. It’s about making good art.
Can’t believe it’s almost half way through 2013. Trends for this year seem accurate - Mobile web has overtaken everything else as web access tools, Anonymous Hactivism on the rise while Manning rots in solitary, SoLoMo and personal health net’s are sprawling, Gamification is getting serious in its ability to transform business, marketing, customer service and continuous improvement drives, airlines removing IFE to cost save and new revenue streams in favor of tablets, cars increasingly becoming ’intelligent’ and ‘Kitchen Table’ entrepreneurs are booming. Watch out for the inexorable disruption from paper books to digital ink - in fact any hard formats for digital copying - from movies, music, audio books, courses and certification. With keystroke analysis remote grading is now no longer an obstacle for MOOCs - expect millions switching to virtual study rapidly and the rise of mimics of coursera. Over-all the sanity and thus trust in freemium and the march of SaaS will consume most of IT not committed to Cloud. The continuing shortfall in UX designers, Information Architects and Interaction Designers won’t stop the new wave of media but may increase the cost of entry. Bring on H2.