C … what it takes to change

is the topic of the Ars Electronica Festival 2014, taking place in Linz from September 4-8. It is an inquiry into the conditions necessary to enable innovation and renewal to emerge and make an impact. C in creativity, but also in competition and collaboration (that seem to be conflicting ..). My favorite C its co-evolution.

The AEF is a yearly festival in Linz founded 1979 with the idea of understanding arts as catalyst for technologies. It embraces a symposium where  the big names and stars tell the young wilds that they know more … This might be a dilemma with this year's topic. Talking about changes should include change of methods, lectures, mentors, … and other popular idols killing innovation.

Interestingly enough, I found various contributions about the dilemma of change and elitism - is popularity identical with importance? … in the last days.

Excellent Sheep

Nobel Laureates, halo effects and idiosyncratic markets

I love math and I hate the fields medal

Assorted in blogs about economy (and finance).