In these “thoughts on innovation”, Sylvain Carle explores the role of the maker – the artisan – in shaping our creative societies.
Creative Mornings 08 brought Twitter’s Sylvain Carle back on a Montreal stage, a year and a half after the much praised serial entrepreneur left Montreal for the warmth and excitement of San Francisco. On the ideas surrounding the theme — « make » —, Sylvain Carle chose to focus on the figure of the « maker » — in French, artisan — and the ideas, concepts and myths surrounding this important persona and his contribution to the foundations of creative societies.
If some contemporary troublemakers are given hyperbolic titles like Antichrist, Sylvain Carle is rather the incarnation of what Nassim Nicholab Taleb would call « the Antifragile ». Taleb does so, in his latest book, as well as in issue number one of Montreal’s most splendid beau livre, The Alpine Review : the antifragile is to fragility what positive is to negative. It is not robust or resilient, but improves as it is shaken. […]
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