49. Unions, Jazz and Fairytales

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No other idiom more than Bebop invites performers to invent and create while an audience watches and listens. Its a style that evolved during a hiatus in the recording industry when union musicians were concerned their livelihoods were disappearing. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

43. Ecosystems and Orchestras

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Twitter and YouTube are both open platforms- where users can reinvent the purpose by uploading content from various sources. Its what makes them so vibrant and popular: The users do the creating. So think of an orchestra as an environment for creation and change beyond the parameters it was intended. The musicians bring expertise and ideas that continue to strengthen its foundation. Over time its not unlike a coral reef or an ecosystem that brings synergy and growth in a landscape with seemingly few nutrients. More in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

40. Hunches, Buildings and Chamber Music

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In Steven Johnson’s book Where Good Ideas Come From, he points out how ideas collide and connect. Today’s show compares Darwin’s organizational methods with the set up of orchestras, and buildings that reconfigure to suit their needs. Also in this episode we take Steven Johnson’s assessment of a 9-11 memo that could have, or should have helped the FBI crack the terrorists plot. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

39. The Next Thing

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Humans learn in linear or progressive patterns. And culture sparks trends in a linear fashion too. What’s getting the most popularity these days? Where is it coming from? More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/