Friday, November 30, 2007

From Industrial to Creative - Are We Ready?

Shift Watch is a community blog based in New Brunswick, Canada developed to observe and document evidence of the shift from the Industrial age of the 20th century to the Creative or Internet Age of the 21st century.

Inspired by books such as Nine Shift: Work, Life and Education in the 21st Century, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life, and The Death and Life of Great American Cities, this blog is contributed to by a growing group of people who believe this shift, as difficult as it may be to navigate, will produce a better society for humanity in areas such as social structure, work-life balance, the environment, the economy, and education.

We embrace the shift and believe it is advantageous for the region in which we live to get ahead of the change rather than simply observe it as spectators. Let us all support each other with respect and open dialogue as we make the shift!