John Thackara says :
Our buildings are now about one-way-communication, too. Sports stadia, museums, theatres, science and convention centres. Such buildings do an accomplished technical job: they deliver pre-cooked experiences to passive crowds.
And whom do we have to thank for this semiotic pollution, for the catatonic spaces that despoil our physical and perceptual landscapes?
*The "CreativeClass". That's who's responsible. In the same way that mill owners optimised mass production, the creative class has optimised the society of the spectacle. *
At least mill owners bequeathed us well-made industrial cities. The creative class will be less fondly remembered. Their legacy is meaningless, narcissistic cities.
*Luckily, the era of the creative class is over. *
Ann Galloway comments : http://www.purselipsquarejaw.org/2003_10_01_blogger_archives.php#10651844268930270