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The Art in the Artificial (PEC, Nesta 2020)

Artificial intelligence (AI) will play an important role in the creative industries in the future. AI algorithms are already recommending creative content on websites such as Spotify and Netflix, and recent developments in AI have further enhanced the ability of algorithms to analyse image, text and sound data that are found throughout the creative industries. Against this background, the report…
December 29, 2021
Art & Design CareersCultural Policies

Kulturwirtschaftsstatistik (BFS 2020)

In accordance with an agreement with the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) has compiled new statistics on the cultural industry in Switzerland. The definition of cultural industries used is based on the specifications of the EU statistics office (Eurostat). In contrast to the broader "creative economy" approach, which also includes IT and software as well…
October 13, 2020
Art & Design CareersCriticism & TheoryDigitalisationEntrepreneurial Strategies

Frédéric Martel, Hartmut Wickert (Eds.), “Embedded Artists” (2020)

Artistic works, processes and methods often do not take place in contexts that are classical artistic terrain. What are the consequences — not only for artists but also for their environment? What does “management through art” or “artistic management” mean? Which “artistic” competences and skills are used and needed in the “non-artistic” world? And what does this mean for understanding…
August 24, 2020
Art & Design CareersCriticism & TheoryEntrepreneurial Strategies

Non-paper for the German Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries

As an official research partner of the KKKW (Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries of the Federal Government), the CreativeEconomies Research Venture has produced a three-part series of non-papers for 2018 and 2019. These non-papers are dedicated to the current state of research on important phenomena, developments and controversies related to the creative economies. The focus lies on the…
April 1, 2019
Art & Design CareersCriticism & TheoryEntrepreneurial Strategies

Simon Grand, Christoph Weckerle, “What if? The Creative Economies as a central research field of the future” (2017)

This essay by Simon Grand and Christoph Weckerle was published in PHASE XI, a 2017 publication of the Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries of the Federal Government (Germany). Simon Grand, Christoph Weckerle, "What if? The Creative Economies as a central research field of the future" (2017)
November 1, 2017
Art & Design CareersCriticism & TheoryCultural Policies

Simon Grand, Christoph Weckerle, “The Palaver on Scaling Enterprises” (2017)

The 21st century is characterised by our almost limitless ability to imagine things on different scales. Our imagination on the subject of “size” has driven technical progress and has also inspired art. The proceedings of the symposium on “Too Big To Scale” (Scheidegger & Spiess, 2017), held at Zurich University of the Arts in 2015, include Simon Grand and Christoph…
March 10, 2017
Art & Design CareersCriticism & TheoryDigitalisationEntrepreneurial Strategies

Frédéric Martel, “The cultural critic is dead! Long live Smart Curation!” (2016)

Does the future of cultural criticism lie in the hands of “machines”? Is this future generated by the recommendation algorithms of Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, etc.? No, what is required is the combination of algorithms with human judgment. This line of thought was discussed in a research initiative titled “Smart Curation” based at Zurich University of the Arts. Frédéric Martel, «Le…
February 25, 2016
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