Mikael Eriksson Björling

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The Network is the organization


wrote earlier about how creative people use tools and resources found on the web to realize their ideas. We call them the Game Changers, and we found out that they organize their work using ten different networked organizational forms (see image).

These ways of organizing work is used within any field of creativity; from fashion startups and charity, to journalism and music creation. If we look at music and the DJ community they have for a long time employed remixing as a way to create music; like in the Jamaican dance hall culture of the late 60s or the disco culture of the 70s. Modern DJ’s are also remixing, borrowing, copying, reusing, interacting, contributing and creating new tunes and beats to create new music.

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Dansa med Arcade Fire

Dansa med Arcade Fire Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) i en dansaktiverad flashvideo. Webbkamera rekommenderas!


Before the gig

Before the gig – Liverpool Philharmonic 1/10 2011 [Photo: Mikael Eriksson Björling]

People have the power to change the music industry

On Tuesday, Patti Smith and The Kronos Quartet received the Polar Prize. I was there. She was commended for transforming the way “an entire generation looks, thinks and dreams.” It got me thinking about how the music industry has changed since her time, and how people really do have the power.

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