Adam Arvidsson Talk- Space Media. Tuesday 5th February 2008
Adam Arvidsson Author of ‘The Crisis of Value & the Ethical Economy’
As the global financial system destabilises and the technological
revolution challenges the basic economic structure in Western society, the culture sector has continued to make innovative responses to these changes. ‘User generated’ and ‘peer to peer’ content are now a fundamental part of media and creative practice, lauded and criticised by commentators including Charles Leadbetter and Andrew Keen.
Distributed South has invited Adam Arvidsson to talk about the crisis of value created by social innovation, peer production and the new cooperative or ‘ethical’ economy. Developed through the spread of networked ICTs, Arvidsson argues, this economy accounts for an increase in production of immaterial wealth, where value is created through a potential transition to new modes of production.
Adam Arvidsson is Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen. He has researched the history and sociology of advertising and consumer culture, and on the brand as a key institution in the information economy. His present research interests are: cities and creative industries; the political economy of information and the relation between economics and ethics.