Going hyper-local in a global world from The Artful Manager
Anthony Taylor draws some insightful conclusions about hyper-local pressures on arts and cultural organisations and the contrast between communities of interest and spacial communities.
“A lot of early chatter about the web and its impact on community and place-based enterprise (like arts organizations) talked about the elimination of the local. In an on-line world, your ‘neighbor’ could be defined by common interests, shared profession, or similar purchase behavior, just as easily as by geographic proximity. In fact, in an online world, you’d likely talk more with your virtual neighbor than you would your actual neighbor — leading to both Utopian and apocalyptic projections on the future of place”