This paper examines industry events as sites for social interaction in digital industries. These settings are produced by an ‘industry of interaction’ and underpinned by spatial conditions and practices that ‘structure interaction’ challenging the role of proximity in creative clusters. Ambivalent relationships with the neighborhood both reinforce and challenge its role as a source of social relations. Patterns of events’ use highlight the complexity of spacesocial interaction relationships.
Keywords: Events, social interaction, social networks, creative and digital industries, neighborhood, space.