ANOTHER SUFFOCATING SERIES of budget cuts approaches Ireland and with it comes funding pressures that will threaten creatives around the country. I've downshifted as far as I can go.
The threat to the creative process arises because the blanket of austerity normally constrains the freedom that grew over the years around design processes and communications structures that like-minded creatives have optimised during the past 10 years.
And so there now exists tension between last generation top-down management structures that emphasize compliance and maker space workflows optimised for producing new high-quality output. My challenge is to somehow cultivate mutual respect between both camps. And that is difficult in an era of cuts.
Bernie Goldbach teaches Applied Communications techniques and technologies for the purpose of creating knowledge objects.