Jim Coudal (coudal.com) presented this theory at SXSW.
Also huffduffed as…
Talk at SXSW 2008
Andrew Keen presentation from SXSW 2011.
The Internet is increasingly portrayed as an instrument of consumer power, giving them enormous rights in terms of accessing content, mostly for free, often illegally. But have we inadvertently created a "cult of the consumer" in which the rights of a professional creative class have been disregarded? If the Internet is to mature as a viable media platform for paid content, do we need to calibrate our values and assumptions so that the rights of professional creators are held in as much regard as the rights of consumers?
Boosting creativity is not a magical process, says journalist Jonah Lehrer. In his newest book, "Imagine: How Creativity Works," Lehrer explores different thought processes that anyone can use to foster creativity. He also debunks the myth that creativity is a gift possessed only by the few.