links for 2010-07-27 07.27.10
Is your museum a commons or a zoo? (Still Water blog)
"In the market paradigm found in museum gift shops and universities dining halls, common spaces are often designed to attract visitors to spend money. In the zoo paradigm, as exemplified by Facebook, exhibiting private behaviors in public is the engine for a hidden economy. In a tribe, meanwhile, the purpose of economic transactions is to cement social bonds, rather than the other way around."