I like music from all directions (from John Adams to John Zorn). Who are the innovators in music?
Examples from Jazz.
What was it that so many great musicians played, say, Bebop (Dizzy Gillepie, Charly Parker, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach ..), Free Jazz (Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, ..), Loft Jazz (Anthony Braxton, Arthur Blythe, Julius Hemphill, David Murray, Sam Rivers, …) … or those around John Zorn (improvised music, hardcore, klezmer-oriented free jazz, …)?
A coincidence of talented artists at a time? Or are artists motivated to join a revolution - and share their best work?
I believe the latter is true.
Paradigm shifts expose the work of outsiders and original thinkers attracted by the rapid change and growth opportunities. This is, IMO, true for radical innovations in technology development.
In quant finance, we need to "lift" methodological concerns to more abstraction and modeling and to a meta-level of domain engineering.
How to integrate domain and requirements engineering and software design? How do we achieve abstraction and modeling, handle more general issues of documentation and the required pragmatics?
By programming in a symbolic domain specific language, a document centered system design (documentation and help is interactive and programmable) and link technologies that enable the integration of proprietary algorithms - offered by the UnRisk Financial Language and UnRisk-Q.
Technology revolutions make heroes.
This post has been inspired by Seth Godin's post.
The picture shows the back of the 3 Volume CD "Wildflowers" (NY Loft Jazz) a reference recording with great musicians.