hi from codi,I came across this amazing book which talks about the new
creative class, it was so refreshing to see Richard highlight and express
some of the things that makes me what to design when I sit down with a
pencil and paper. It is refreshing so i thought I will share this with you
all, so do take time to download the free PDF or check out the podcast.
Netizens, elancers, cognitarians, swarm-capitalists, hackers, produsumers,
knowledge workers, pro-ams... these are just a few of the monikers that have
been applied to the new social class emerging from the networked workplace.
In this short book, Richard Barbrook presents a collection of quotations
from authors who in different ways attempt to identify an innovative element
within society: 'the class of the new'. Announcing a new economic and social
paradigm, this class constitutes a 'social prophecy' of the shape of work to
come. From Adam Smith's 'Philosophers' of the late 18th century, down to the
'Creative Class' celebrated by sociologist Richard Florida today, the class
of the new represents the future of production within and beyond capitalism.