Why subscribe?

Cybercultural is a free newsletter covering the intersection of technology and the cultural industries, written by longtime digital journalist Richard MacManus.

Cultural sectors covered

The "cultural industries" are often called the "creative industries" and the definition is contested. But in a nutshell, I write about digital innovation in these sectors: 

  • Television, movies and online video

  • Radio and podcasting

  • Media (newspapers, magazines, blogs and email newsletters)

  • Book publishing

  • Music

  • Performing arts

  • GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums)

  • Gaming, Virtual Reality experiences

About me

I was the founder and CEO of pioneering tech blog ReadWriteWeb (RWW) from 2003-2012. RWW was ranked among the top 10 blogs in the world, according to Technorati. It was syndicated by The New York Times between 2008-2011 and eventually acquired by SAY Media in December 2011.

As evidenced by what I built with RWW, I’ve had a passion for creativity on the Web for decades. Indeed, RWW was one of the first professional blogs and thus a forerunner of how newspapers and magazines evolved in the digital-first era.

The Cybercultural newsletter is my latest outlet for exploring the ongoing digitisation of culture.