Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Aside: Photos, creativity, and conversations
I was delighted to get a comment after class on the photos on the blog. When I'm not professoring, I'm an amateur photographer. Indeed, other than working on game theory, photography is my other great passion. I mentioned creativity in an earlier aside and I do think this is perhaps the most important thing to gain from an MBA education. To me, both game theory and photography offer a chance to "see the world differently," which is the essence of creativity in my view.
For those interested, you can check out my Flickr stream here. Flickr is far and away the best online photo site for the aspiring amateur. It combines the cool social aspects of Facebook with the ability to upload photos at full resolution. If you're shooting party photos with your phone of point and shoot camera, this is not a big deal, but if you're as picky about quality as I am, full resolution really matters.
Social also matters since it's nice to get feedback about your work. In that regard, the blog has been less successful than I had hoped. I get very few comments from you guys on it. I'd be happy for any thoughts about how to make this more "conversational" than it currently is.