I tried to describe what it is like to be about to embark on 150 hours of studying (or is it more?) with three assignments (and an exam?)
There is a buzz.
Like people in the lobby of a theatre ahead of a show.
I think of the Kathryn Tickell concert the other night, outside the auditorium at The Stables;
I think of my first RSC Shakespeare at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. I still have the programme featuring Derek Jacobi, in Hamlet I think, so ... 1978?
But we are no audience, we are the Players.
Perhaps it would be better to think of us as members of a newly formed orchestra about to meet Sir Simon Rattle.
Ten days 'til the doors open; some have popped in to say hello then gone off to prepare for then sit an exam.
Many now add in brackets where they are:
San Jose, Costa Rica,
For a module on creativity an international mix, with the widest variety of backgrounds, should result in fireworks.
Meanwhile for the 1998 paper 'How to kill creativity' (Amabile) alone I feel the my working life exposed, enhanced and potentially 'enabled'. Decades ago I hung to the belief that I would learn by doing and three times set up fledgling production companies, too often these were conduits for my 'talent' yet I see that all of us needed to be gaining intrinsic value, indeed the most success came with non-commercial short films where this spirit had to be fostered.
New commentCrikey, Jonathan. I think I can remember bill boards for that producton in 1978 as I was walking from the bus station in Newcastle to work. It's funny how your memory can be jogged into remembering things that you would never voluntarily bring to mind.
New commentI'll see if I can find the programme. If I recall I stuck it to the from of a folder as we were studying Hamlet. I was at the RGS studying A' levels. I may even have the folder, not that I hoard things, but as some who has always kept a diary I have felt the need to keep these tegu orations and cogitations. Imagine the day when all that you read, all your notes and discussions become readily accessible.
New commentYou mean like talking to your iPhone or whatever it will be then and it will sort through all you files or tags and find exactly what you are requesting? Actually it doesn't sound that inconceivable now does it?
New commentI've blogged about it here, how at microsoft they are doing trials recording all that a person does during the day and looking how filters might sort this out for future use.
New commentSorry, I must have missed that posting.
Hi Joyce, we must stop meeting like this! Do email, or come and join LinkedIN. I'd say join Google+ but I don't feel overly in control of that platform. Meanwhile, search in my blog will find most things. http://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oublog/viewpost.php?u=jv276&time=1315201606&post=0
This is the link to an article on Gordon Bell and what he's getting up to at Microsoft.
New commentHi, I've been to the posting you have linked here and will take a look at some of the references and other links. I have now joined linkedin so I could email you through that could I?