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Revised Arts&Business Flyer

We are pleased to invite you to submit a chapter for our book on the arts and business! This will be published by Routledge in 2016.

The book aims at bringing the arts and business scholars together in a dialogue about a number of key topics that today form different understandings in the two disciplines. The arts and business are often positioned as opposites. Where the one is providing symbolic and aesthetic immersion, the other is creating markets and goods. Yet they frequently deal with the same issues, framing it differently and constructing various solutions. The idea is that two authors, one from arts studies and the other from business studies, present, discuss and reflect on how each of these topics has been treated in their respective disciplines. We perceive each chapter as a dialogue (or the result of a dialogue) between two authors on this one specific issue of current social life. In bringing your two views together the chapter has a possibility to develop these into a coherent understanding of society, or expose them to critical differences, in bridging knowledge between the arts and business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Next week I will present at the Agera Digitalt conference in gothenburg. This is a conference about culture industries and their relations to digital media. I will talk about my studies on the video game industry and the business models that have evolved here. There are aspects of this that are unique to this industry, but there are also aspects of these business models that might be able to translate to other cultural industries.