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Cultural capital of the world

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by madviking, Jul 2, 2010.

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What is the cultural capital of the world for 2010?

  1. New York City

    41.2%
  2. Los Angeles

    11.8%
  3. Paris

    9.8%
  4. London

    10.8%
  5. Vienna

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Istanbul

    2.0%
  7. Moscow

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Tokyo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Sydney

    2.0%
  10. Madrid

    1.0%
  11. Rome

    2.0%
  12. Athens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Montreal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Mexico City

    1.0%
  15. Rio de Janeiro

    2.9%
  16. Buenoes Aires

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Cairo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Seoul

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Beijing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Delhi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Singapore

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Cape Town

    3.9%
  23. Stockholm

    1.0%
  24. Amsterdam

    4.9%
  25. Belleville, Illinois

    5.9%
  1. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    London, on the basis of just how much variety and different types of people there are there. You find a bit of everything in London, thus making it a good picture of the world.
     
  2. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    New York, with Los Angeles second. Oh, and cultural capital of the world means that said city must be projecting its culture globally. Just because there's a developed local culture doesn't mean that other nations are affected by it.
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    No city projects its culture globally at the moment. There is only projection of anti-culture nowdays.
     
  4. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I would say L.A. has more influence over the world than New York, with its whole Hollywood and porn valley thingies.
     
  5. Communisto

    Communisto Condottiere

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    New York's alright if you like saxophones
     
  6. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Even commercialized swill for the masses is culture, like it or not.
     
  7. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    I notice that a lot of Americans are very concerned with the idea of a city which projects culture; it seems a little imperialistic. Surely, a more representative city would be one that absorbs culture?
     
  8. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    Every time somebody types in Stockholm instead of Copenhagen, I die a little inside.

    Does the OP have any idea how boring Stockholm is as a city?

    The reason I wrote Copenhagen was that it was the obvious Scandinavian alternative. But neither fit for the "Cultural Capital of the World". That'd be Tokyo or New York.
     
  9. lovett

    lovett Chieftain

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    So, is there any reason why most (Americans) here are rating New York rather than London? Above, of course, patriotism.

    As I see it, the two are pretty much indistinguishable in the 'world city' stakes. As it happen, on culture as a metric, the people who study this for serious rate London as more influential than New York.
     
  10. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Ah, then New York is foremost then. It does a lot of transmitting and receiving.
     
  11. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    Because we are talking about the "cultural capital of the world," not "culutural interaction." New York currently puts out more than London (well, LA does anyway, not sure why everyone is voting New York) so it is being voted up. Also any list that sees fit to include Boston as a contestant while not including Philly is no list worth looking at at all, in my point of view. That and the fact that they placed Toronto in the wrong area.
     
  12. Arwon

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    Are we? I thought a cultural capital would be the place where the most cultural exchanges and interchanges and gatherings took place.
     
  13. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    Berlin.
     
  14. Mustakrakish

    Mustakrakish In 'Node' We Trust

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    Ah crap I misunderstood the question and voted for Rome...
     
  15. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    Typically a capital rules over things, instead of being ruled by them.
     
  16. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Apparently you are unfamiliar with the concept of representative democracy.
     
  17. The Imp

    The Imp Kinslayer

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    NYC, simply because of the sheer amount of cultures present. Sure, I am a New Yorker, but the amount of cultures present and intermingling in NYC is a documented fact.
     
  18. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    The shows may be produced in Los Angeles, but most of them take place in New York! :lol:

    Same goes for movies.

    An "international" visitor to Paris can visit Paris from a distance 1/10 as large as a "domestic" visitor to New York.

    My numbers come from the administrative offices of the respective cities in question.
     
  19. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    I'd Say NYC for the previous stated reasons.
     
  20. dido

    dido Chieftain

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    And you think it is a fair assessment to compare a country with a size of a whole continent to a country the size of Texas?:confused:
     

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