Brian Eno: The ecology of Culture

Looks (and will hopefully sound) very interesting!

‘This year’s John Peel Lecture will examine the ecology of culture. Brian Eno will seek to demonstrate how the whole complex of individuals and institutions engaged in culture – artists, broadcasters, gallerists, promoters, DJs, managers, lawyers, fans – are symbiotically connected parts of a single huge organism which we call Culture. He will outline some of his thinking on this very unpredictable ecology and explore the interconnective relationships between the elements and components that combine to create our culture, and show how cultural processes confer essential and important benefits on society.’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06dcmxl

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Plato’s perspective on ‘reading’

Plato wrote about reading:

“If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, but by means of external marks. What you have discovered is a recipe not for memory, but for reminder. And it is no true wisdom that you offer your disciples, but only its semblance, for by telling them of many things without teaching them you will make them seem to know much, while for the most part they know nothing, and as men filled, not with wisdom, but with the conceit of wisdom, they will be a burden to their fellows.”

(source: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/plato-wanted-ban-books-classroom-should-we-ban-technology)

Welcome!

A warm welcome to you,

Over the next coming years, I hope to share with you some noteworthy developments within the arts and technology, and how they can shape and sculpt social practices deployed in education (although not exclusively).

I have recently completed my masters’ dissertation in classical music education, which examined how the orchestra helped deliver a pedagogical apparatus to teachers in disciplining and instructing students. I tried to engage and observe through multi-sensory methods, trying to understand how the sonic outputs of classical music governed a variety of social situations that were apparent in classrooms and the concert hall.

I still have a profound interest in this area, and will continue to read/develop observations made within this area of music education. However, I will also try to throw in technological innovations in the classroom (such as the Raspberry Pi project), and examine how the arts and technology can work together in creating twenty-first century citizens of the western world.

I am sure that this website will expand into other areas, as I want to build a broad, multidisciplinary library of information and analysis on this website.

Thanks again for stopping by, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Adam