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All Disruptive Innovation Starts Somewhere
The paucity of genuine innovation within the publishing industry suggests that really disruptive innovation in the field will come from elsewhere

As has been increasingly discussed by digital creatives in the last year or so, and was publicly articulated recently by Nick Harkaway on this site, the paucity of genuine innovation within the publishing industry suggests that really disruptive innovation in the field will come from elsewhere.

I agree. Marshall McLuhan's reference to the fate of carriage makers in the age of the automobile now risks becoming a truism.

However, I am interested in making opportunities happen. Even if we have to give them a nudge every now and again.

I work for the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England. It’s in Bristol, we work with the very talented people at the Pervasive Media Studio (and the BBC and Aardman, and loads of others) and try to make opportunities happen. For example - REACT. The REACT Hub has six pots of £50k to allocate to disruptive innovations in publishing as part of an overall £4.5 million to invest in changing the creative industries over the next four years.

Complete article here.

Credit: www.futurebook.net

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