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What is the LIX Index?
What makes the LIX go up or down?
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How is this anything to do with art?
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Where can I find out more about the ideas behind the LIX?
In developing the LIX Index, we appropriated ideas promiscuously from a wide range of contexts and practices to explore ways of thinking about performance measurement and the presentation of data. Here are some.
The CGE&Y Center for Business Innovation in Cambridge, MA, has done interesting thinking about how to measure the value of intangibles. CBI director Chris Meyer is co-author with Stan Davis of Futurewealth (Harvard Business School Press, 2000). http://www.cbi.cgey.com/
The Performance Measurement Association is a network of practitioners and academics from different contexts sharing knowledge and ideas about measuring performance. http://www.performanceportal.org/. Lucy Kimbell is presenting a paper at its PMA 2002 conference in Boston in July.
The Hollywood Stock Exchange http://www.hsx.com/ where visitors buy and sell virtual shares of celebrities, movies and music with a currency called the Hollywood DollarÆ.
SmartMoney MarketMap 1000. This is a tool that displays market information in ways that are more intuitive than standard 2-d graphs. https://ecommerce.smartmoney.com/ecommerce/login?cmd=displayPromo&promo=1
Risk Grades Risk Map of the Market. As above. www.riskgrades.com/retail/treemap/treemap.cgi
The Attention Economy. A book from the director of Accenture's Institute for Strategic Change, Thomas Davenport, and John C Beck (Harvard Business School Press, 2001). The site offers a web tool to help you create an attention landscape that shows you what you really spend your time doing. www.attentionbook.com/
Theyrule.net, a site that reveals interesting connections between loci of power and influence. http://www.theyrule.net/
The Foresight Exchange Predictions Market at http://www.ideosphere.com/ enables you to bet on claims that may or may not come true by a specific date ñ thinks like finding a cure for AIDS and when World War 3 might happen.
Here is the UK governmentís Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with its latest Quality of Life index. www.defra.gov.uk/news/2002/020313b.htm Elsewhere at the Department of Trade & Industry, much thought has gone into finding ways to measure how much construction happen and whether it is sustainable. www.dti.gov.uk/construction/kpi/index.htm. Here are the controversial School League tables www.dfes.gov.uk/performancetables/.
Within the arts, performance index means something entirely different;
here it means a list of references to material about performance
Management consultants McKinseyís E-performance scorecard.
The Societal Performance Index. This page esl.jrc.it/envind/eu_spi/spi.htm explains the background to the idea. Or just have a look at a picture that more or less explains it at a glance esl.jrc.it/envind/indexspi.htm.