The Creative Economy Appears Devised for Penang

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

April 2023 EDITORIAL
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THE TERM “creative economy” sometimes sounds like an oxymoron in that human creativity is more often than not associated with the arts, executed more for passion and as individual expression than for making money.But like with so many things today, we have to consider seriously the many new combinations of old words and the novel usages of old terms—paradigmatic shifts, in effect—that have flooded 21st century living. Digital technologies will continue to change our world and, in turn, challenge the...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: