I consider Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry Creative Industrialist. unlike others their success supports and fosters the success of so many others. They all take different approaches, Ms Shonda in captivating dramatic narratives; Oprah in new age spirituality and journalism and Mr Perry well he takes a lighted view of deep-seated spiritual believe around “Good vs Evil”! There narrative is their own creative approach , their impact is global…
I was recently asked to expand on what I meant when defining myself as “Creative industries and Tech Diversity Advocate” I answered privately, however when this image came across my screen I decided to not. (it’s a screenshot) I decided to take a moment to share GLOBALLY.
To understand both you need to understand my why””,
“WHY” I do what you do –
The ability to provide for oneself is a NATURAL right not a privilege.
That empowers my vision of what.
Stronger Local businesses Globally
I believe that my personal creativity that all creativity, skills and expertise can be used to benefit ONLY self and one’s own interest or I, individuals, can CHOOSE to cognitively design so that other businesses, independent or partnerships, are created. In so doing more Local Jobs, more families able to survive, better spending power that ultimately shows in our collective bottom line. That leads me to advocate for and work towards building strong local CREATIVE industries.
CREATIVE INDUSTRIALISM –
Creativity, the fostering and SUPPORT of local CREATIVE INDUSTRY provides jobs, for locals, who then spend locally and as such build grow and sustain local economies. I define the creative industries as Music, film, fashion, performing arts (dance, theatre) and visual arts, design, broadcasting, literature and publishing, food, culture, heritage . Vibrant local creative industries then further support the entertainment and lifestyle & even education sectors, ultimately attracting TOURISM and so bringing even more resources Into those communities.
TECH DIVERSITY – unfortunately top down economics, nepotism and cronyism often prevents vital resources from reaching the real creative community. I leverage my background and understanding of new and emerging technology to help locals build and grow. First hand experience has revealed that access to technology is not available to many. The development and design of such technology is skewed towards the needs of a select few. Tech diversity is not simply access to technology but the adoption and culturally sensitive adaptation through carefully designed scalable protocols. Diversifying all sectors of technology benefits all society even the tech privileged.
I h ave dedicated 100% of my effort to building creative industries locally as well as globally. I not only speak up for and against policies and practices that would hinder its development but I also REFUSE to engage in such practices. With more people speaking up & lobbying and even writing on both front, I opted to focus on “HOW’. Change management.
Experiential Design – All Components that have developed via a process of “testing theory though action” that has evolved “when you know better you do better.”
My advocacy on both fronts has led to the design testing and creation of protocols, programs, products, services, merchandise and training modules on which myself and others can further build. The core components have remained in the same “boxes’ however as I evolved, I am better at organising them. I have also become more selective in who has access and on what terms.
Transitions from #IAm to #WeAre – An Ongoing Narrative, a Continuing Evolution
A few years back my agenda shifted from creative expression and entrepreneurship a solo viewpoint and experience, to creative advocacy and inclusion, Industrialism. So while before I designed and explored as an individual. lately with NYukCo I work with a collective but towards wider adoption and adaptation.
I am, We are Creative Industrialist…