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By Peter Murphy

Scholars drop out of universities in huge numbers, many graduate to jobs that don't require a level and a mess examine little at collage, while graduate salaries have reduced in size over the years and scholar mortgage debt and default have grown. college study achievements have declined whereas collage management has improved hugely. The modern college is mired in auditing, law, waste and aimlessness and its contribution to critical social innovation has deteriorated markedly. The depressing kingdom of the schools displays a bigger social fact, as bureaucratic capitalism has changed inventive capitalism. Universities and Innovation Economies examines the increase and fall of the mass collage and post-industrial society, contemplating how we would revitalize financial and highbrow creativity. trying to a way more artistic social and monetary paradigm to force long term development, the writer argues for a smaller, leaner, more suitable college version - one able to offering a better measure of high-level discovery and inventive energy. A powerful critique of the post-industrial mass college that urges a reimagination of universities as areas of discovery and invention, this booklet will attract readers attracted to greater schooling, creativity, social idea, the sociology of labor and corporations, political economic system, pedagogy and public coverage.

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Murray stops at 1950; figures after 1950 whose incidence of mentions in the Google book archive equal or exceed that of a 8-rank Murray figure are also included. 3 The Creativity Defici 29 They are the rare individuals that affect society’s view of itself and of nature. In traditional fields—such as painting, art music and the core sciences—any post1950 figure has to sit comfortably alongside an Einstein or a Dirac, a Stravinsky or a Picasso. That proved in practice difficult. 1. 4 illustrate, genres like art-music, which appear to be comparatively vital in recent times, nevertheless show nothing like the vigor of their counter-parts in the nineteenth century or the Renaissance or the modernist decades of the first half of the twentieth century.

H. Tiner, 100 Scientists Who Shaped World History, 2000; J. Balchin, Science: 100 Scientists Who Changed the World, 2003; L. Garwin and T. Lincoln, eds, A Century of Nature, 2003. Note: Painters and composers in Murray with an index-ranking 8 or above are included. The index-rank is a quantitative measure of attention to figures in reference literature. Murray stops at 1950; figures after 1950 whose incidence of mentions in the Google book archive equal or exceed that of a 8-rank Murray figure are also included.

What followed was dismal. Too often the visual art of the post-modern era was forgettable. Exceptions—like Gerhard Richter or the late-period David Hockney—unfortunately only proved the rule, not least because they first produced artefacts in the 1950s. Contemporary post2000 digital media art works were occasionally interesting but lacked the kind of stickiness (the durable claim on social memory) that great works in general secure. The media arts fused technology and the arts, moving them close to the STEM disciplines and away from the humanities.

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