Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Georgia Arts Network Info

Dear Georgia Arts Network attendees,

First of all, thank you so much for your enthusiastic welcome at the conference. I truly enjoyed spending a few days with you, and found your energy and commitment inspiring.

I was asked if I would supply some information about some of the books I mentioned in the talk I gave. Here are the ones I remember:

1. Clay Shirky -- Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus. These are the books that explore the idea that people want to consume, produce, and share. A good place to start is his speech at the 2008 Web 2.0 Expo, which is on YouTube in two parts: Part One and Part Two. I think he is right in so many ways, and that we are seeing a major shift to a more participatory orientation.

2. Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson on the "Homecoming Major." Wes Jackson first floated the idea of a "Major in Homecoming" in his book Becoming Native to This Place, and Wendell Berry elaborated in his book What Matters?

3. The local economy stuff I mentioned is by Michael Shuman: The Small-Mart Revolution and Going Local. For my money, I'd start with The Small-Mart Revolution, where TINA and LOIS is described.

4. You can find the Netflix + YouTube minus (Time = Money) business model fully described here, and the general URL for CRADLE is Click on blog for Bakersville updates. Update: The book I mentioned that talked about the Denmark health club is by Chris Anderson, and is called Free: The Future of a Radical Price.

5. If you would like to listen to the Studio 360 interview that caught Jim Coleman's attention, you can do so here.

6. Also, I mentioned a blog post that attracted Studio 360: "Off to See the Wizard."

If I referred to something else that isn't mentioned here, please leave a comment or email me at Also, if you are interested in receiving a newsletter from me (I haven't actually started writing one yet), please email me and I'll put you on a list.

Again, thank you for your support!

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