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Digitizing cultural production and consumption

What have been the impacts of digitization on the consumption and production of cultural products?
The main impact is to actually facilitate the production. The cost of producing has been reduced definitely. It’s also enables people or artists to produce directly, to auto-produce, to self-produce to be directly in contact with a consumer through digital networks. So definitely the impact has been a reduction of cost of production, the availability of production tools at retail level, even to film, to do audio recordings and to make it available directly through distribution channels.

Watch this video, where Philip Kern, from KEA, answers the question: “What have been the impacts of digitization on the consumption and production of cultural products?”

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