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Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Age of Independent Creativity


My kids have favorite YouTubers (people with a YouTube channel).

It strikes me how radical this is. I grew up watching Love Boat and Starsky and Hutch after school. The YouTubers my kids watch are essentially making indie TV shows for the computer - either Let's Play, or straight GamePlay, or even videos that use a game interface but are more like stand-up comedy. All are episodic. All have subscribers. All are indie and completely unique - no Hollywood stereotypes, no industry-approved scripts.

It's all indie, all the time. This is the future, folks. And it's highly entertaining. (This doesn't foretell the end of novel-reading, but it is some serious competition. And I believe that the novel will continue to be the "base form" of literature, from which will spring movies, TV shows, VR experiences, and more.)

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  1. My sons also have some favorites on YouTube. Key and Peele comes to mind. They're hilarious. And now they have their own TV show. I think on Comedy Central? I love how people can just upload their own creations. Really cool.

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    1. It's really the democratization of entertainment... I love it!

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