23 July 2014


Timothy Burke notices something about Kickstarter.

All our institutions and organizations, of all kinds, are now tangled up in their own complexity, all of them are increasingly built to collect tolls rather than build bridges.

All that money spent on market research, on product development, on vice-presidents of this and that, and what you have, especially in the culture industry, is a giant apparatus that is less accurate than random chance in creating the entertainment or products that consumers can quite clearly describe their desire for. So clearly that the consumers are giving money to people they like who have no intention of or ability to make what the donors say they want.

1 comment:

J'Carlin said...

Kickstarter like any internet service or product must be carefully vetted. If you don't know and trust at least one person associated with the project simply pass. Nigerian princes don't limit themselves to email.