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Preface

Ding-Bang LUH
IJCCI volume 3, issue 2, March 2016

Knowledge can be categorized as explicit and tacit. Explicit knowledge is the kind of knowledge that can be readily articulated, codified, accessed, and verbalized. Tacit knowledge is the kind that is difficult to transfer by means of such tangible forms. For effective knowledge transfer and dissemination, explicit knowledge is often adopted by academic journals. Because of the immense diversity of the cultural and creative industries (CCI), the importance of tacit knowledge may surpass that of explicit knowledge in CCI studies. Tacit knowledge pertains to know-how, body movement, emotional expression, rhythm and melody, and pronunciation, none of which can be fully and vividly communicated and learnt via texts, equations, tables and figures.


In light of the significance of tacit knowledge in CCI studies, a new feature has been added to the electronic version of the International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries. Effective Volume 3, Issue 2, for articles featuring tacit knowledge, audiovisual files will be attached for auxiliary illustration. This is merely the first step toward the journal's vision for future presentations, in which richer content are applied using supplemental new media and images, to enable readers to virtually engage with the knowledge for holistic experience, learning, and inspiring.


Cultural and creative industries can be divided into three groups - time-based industries (performing arts as an example), space-based industries (visual arts for instance), and event-based industries (a mixture of time and space, such as festivals and MICE industries). For time-based industries, the International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries will devote itself to building a robust platform to showcase time-based content and industrial insight. Researchers in related fields are encouraged to present their research findings as well as the latest techniques on the journal's platform.


With the rapid development of the experience economy and increasingly prevalent notion of co-creation, event-based industries and associated studies have become more important. An event can be viewed as a series of co-creative actions taking place at a specific time and place executed by a group of highly involved participants. Action research is an interactive inquiry process frequently employed for event-based studies. Among the four main approaches (qualitative, quantitative, pragmatic, and participatory) to research, a participatory approach is often adopted in action research, and is most relevant to tacit knowledge exploration and acquirement. Given the strong need for event-based studies, researches adopting participatory approaches or action research are warmly encouraged to submit for publication in the International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries.


To motivate researchers and our readers to take action in conducting event-based studies, the International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries is planning a conference for November 2017 specifically focused on this issue. We would like to make the conference itself an interesting event-based study. Call for paper information and details of participation will be announced in the July issue.