CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CHINA

By Sabine Chrétien-Ichikawa

“Creative Industries and Digital Transformation in China” is an insiders’ view written by European researchers based in Shanghai city, witnessing the impact of digitalization on five sectors: calligraphy, design, fashion, gaming, the media industries and the visual arts. Living and working in China enabled us to be at the forefront of social and cultural changes of the last decade and to sense future trends in the making.

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URBAN CULTURAL VIBRANCY AS A CONTRIBUTOR TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE FUNDAMENTAL ROLE OF TERRITORIAL CONTEXT CONDITIONS

By Elisa Panzera

Heritage in European cities is recognized and appreciated worldwide for its uniqueness and beauty. Urban heritage can stimulate local economic conditions in addition to carrying social, historical, and cultural values. This nexus of economic development and cultural valuation can be influenced and strengthen by territorial characteristics such as a creative environment and a cosmopolitan identity. 

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ASSERTING EMOTIONS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY: TOWARD EXPERIENCE SCORING

By Charles-Alexandre Delestage & Willy Yvart

Virtual reality has already met art and culture in its recent growth. Emotions, as an important part of everyone’s relation to the world, could give precious insights to favour its further development.

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INTERNALIZING PRODUCTION COST AND CHANGES OF TASTES: MORE RECENT THEATRE PLAYS FEATURE FEWER ROLES

By Sacit Hadi Akdede, Victor Ginsburgh and Aynur Uçkaç 

We all know the big productions of older classical theatre have full imposing casts yet theatre productions are progressively losing cast size. Is this a response to changes in consumer taste or simply a way to lower the growing production costs?

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DOES COPYRIGHTS INCREASE CREATIVITY? LESSONS FROM ITALIAN OPERA DURING THE NAPOLEONIC AGE

By Michela Giorcelli and Petra Moser

Copyrights establish intellectual property rights in creative goods, from literature and science to images, film, and music. This work shows that the introduction of copyrights increases the quantity and the quality of creative output. Copyright extensions beyond the life of the original creator, however, have minimal effects on creativity.

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REALITY VS. EXPECTATIONS: WHY WOULD ARTISTS FAVOUR FREE STREAMING?

By José Aly Tovar

Before the start of the 2000s the music business was in a bonanza thanks to the massive revenues that it got from selling CD’s. Artists would consider that their share of the pie was good enough and they seem to consider that their art was being rewarded correctly (for the exception of Radiohead and tom Yorke who likes to experiment how much value a listener gives to its music). But then, Napster came and everything changed, internet made piracy easy and the music industry was going down. When there was no salvation in sight Spotify came and saved the dying industry. Even with this a lot of Artists seem to think that it is just more piracy but why? What is the reason behind this? 

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