” I feel like we’re used to this industrial creative complex of movie studios, record labels and production houses. It wasn’t always that way. This is relatively recent in human history. People have been creating art for tens of thousands of years. Artists have always been hustlers, too. In general, artists have always been extremely creative people both in art and in talking to audiences, and in hustling to get the things that they want done, to get their ideas out of their brains and expressed. A lot of the things that you’re seeing on the web now, from YouTube to Twitter, and what we’re doing, are really just the tools so that creative people can get their things done and connect with other people. They don’t create the creativity. They don’t change the way creative people are.”
From my conversation with Kickstarter’s Perry Chen that appeared on GigaOM.
2 thoughts on “Kickstarter Perry Chen on creativity and industrial creative complex”
There is a blurry line here – as someone who has thought quite a bit about creativity enhancing and even creation tools, I would cared with Perry that the web tools to date don’t create the creativity, but merely facilitate it. There are a class of tools and systems, however, that are much closer to the process – so close that they can become bound with it and perhaps are partly responsible for some of the creation…
but not on the web – at least not yet…
There are still many great frontiers … I continue to take delight in the expansion of my realization of my ignorance.
I think he is making precisely that point. Network and tools are giving us options to connect in many which ways and also making it easier to create without much friction. In other words, lack of tools and connections are not an excuse for lack of creativity. 🙂
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