Category Archives: Technology and arts

A *Real* “Sharing Economy”

I heard a co-founder of AirBnB on the TED Radio Hour this morning talking about how his app is part of “the sharing economy.” Apps like AirBnB, Uber, or Lyft, are said to exemplify the so-called “sharing economy” in which … Continue reading

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Novelty, Uniqueness, Originality

My work on An Ouroboros: Art, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action continues, sometimes at a pace of one or two paragraphs a day. Framing paragraphs are important, so this one took a while; it is the first of the fourth essay … Continue reading

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Art, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

I’m finally catching up on some of the background reading I need to do for An Ouroboros, including a 2014 working paper by Laura Niemi that demonstrates that an interest in the visual arts is predictive of occupational innovation (as … Continue reading

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For 2017, Lower Barriers

As I write my year-end post in celebration of the anniversary of this blog, I find myself still reeling from the results of the election eight weeks ago, my mind overwhelmed at times by the “what-could-have-been”s that gave me hope … Continue reading

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Return

Creative Infrastructure is back, recharged, with a new look and a renewed focus on “thoughts and ideas about infrastructure for the arts.” Infrastructure for the arts is physical (the art studio, the rehearsal room), institutional (organizations, norms, systems), and personal … Continue reading

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Curb Creative Connection, Day 2

Back in my hotel room, I’m still geeking out on the fact that I spent half the day in the studio where Bob Dylan recorded Blonde on Blonde. This is a city rich in cultural history and we experienced some … Continue reading

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Curb Creative Connection, Day 1

Nashville panorama (public domain) For the second year in a row, the Curb Creative Connection (CCC) is convening students from the 14 institutions of higher education that have benefitted from the Mike Curb Family Foundation’s support of academic programs in … Continue reading

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