Professor Dr. Simeon Yates is the director of the Institute for Cultural Capital in Liverpool.
Although Liverpool was struggling with high unemployment rates until the end of the 20th century, it has developed into the textbook example of a creative city. Especially the Baltic Triangle, an area in the historic part of the city, is a magnet for so called ‘culturepreneurs’.
The Institute of Cultural Capital is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. It houses many different research initiatives regarding arts and culture, amongst which one on the economic effects of Liverpool’s year as cultural capital in 2008. Professor Yates’ research is mainly focused on digital media. He has been doing research on the impact of internet and new media on language and culture since 1990.