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Fall 2017
Jan 16, 2018
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CCTP 636 - Creative Industr: Reinvention
Technology and the content industries have a long and complicated history, one of mutual dependence and outright antagonism. For every lucrative format shift there have been protracted wars of attrition between disrupters and incumbent industry. Today’s creative workers are caught between large-scale Internet services with alien business models and multinational media companies that commoditize creative expression at a global scale. Consumers, for now, are the beneficiaries of the digital age, with unprecedented access to content and the ability to “remix” and disseminate across territories with few meaningful restrictions. Cheap-to-free software like Garageband and iMovie, along with distribution portals such as YouTube and SoundCloud are redefining who gets to participate in the cultural conversation, often with little deference to historic laws and market conventions. Emerging generations are born to code and create media at such an incredible volume and pace. What’s the future for media access and discovery in an era of seemingly infinite access? How the global policy regime handle an influx of new creators, and what business models will persevere in a brave new world of micropayments and Big Data?  Who gets to put a price point on cultural production the 21st century and beyond?

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Commun, Culture & Technology Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Commun, Culture & Technology

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