A : A creative revolution that in the coming years (months!) will shake the business models of the design, marketing, and advertising industries to their core.
Designers in the US will compete on, say, a logo creation brief, with designers from around the world. There will be hundreds of entries and only the winner gets the prize––currently around $300-500––but that will drop as the market becomes saturated and flattens.
And, below, a brilliant economic analysis of how/why creative industries being relentlessly cannibalized by crowdsourcing:
"The introduction of outsourcing platforms that makes worker productivity portable and portable global capital leads to global wage arbitrage (which neatly guts the theories of comparative advantage upon which belief in the beneficial effects of modern trade theory is based). In short, exploiting the differences between the wages of the western middle class and those in developing economies is now costless and risk free (which makes it an arbitrage opportunity). Arbitrage opportunities, once found, typically reset to zero quickly (the differences in prices are brought into parity).
The result in this
case will be a globally normalized wage where the same price is paid
for labor no matter where it is located geographically. Almost
certainly, given what we are currently seeing right now, the biggest
shift will be in the collapse in the incomes of the Western middle
class instead of upward movement among low wage competitors. The income stasis of the last three decades is
already being replaced by rapid decline."
You've always thought you shoulda been in movies right? Well now with Youstar set up in your living room that can be a reality.
With a camera, a remote, a green-screen and some fancy image capture software you can insert yourself into any famous movie scene.
Go ahead, be Jim Belushi's brother.
Great little web tool for designers this, the Color Scheme Designer helps you pick complementary colors from the color wheel and even see what color combinations look like through the eyes of the colorblind.
Click on 'Vision Simulation' to experience full colorblindness which effects 0.005% of the population. Truly depressing.
Artist David Hockney is no stranger to new media––over the
years he's used Polaroids, photocollages, and fax machines to
Now he's taken to using the iPhone Brushes app. The resulting paintings have been exhibited at the Tate Gallery and Royal Academy in London as well as galleries in Los Angeles and Germany.
No shock of the new for Hockney.