I love Justin O'Connor's five characteristics of the 'new modes of cultural production and consumption among the young (18-35)' concentrated in cities, and wish it for everyone:
- making money and making culture are one and the same activity
- there is an antipathy to distinguishing between 'work time' and 'leisure time'
- there is a heavy reliance on informal networks for information and ideas
- there is an emphasis on intuition, emotional involvement, immersion in the field, and an 'enthusiasts' knowledge of the market
- cultural producers desire to 'work for themselves' and outside the 9-to-5 routine
How does working life in Malaysia match up to this?