The diagram below represents the vision that OCI co-founders have for what it will take for Portland and Oregon to reach the full potential of our creative economy and its role in the global marketplace.
In the diagram, “Structured Networks” are industry associations, guilds, etc. “Unstructured Networks” are groups of people who have come together informally around shared disciplines, such as technical user groups, graphic designer email lists and marketing-related Facebook groups. In the context below, “Technical” refers primarily to software (writing good code is an art form), including Web apps, games, etc.
As a next step, we will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions (starting next week) with leaders representing all four of the quadrants below.