The Tree of Creativity

The world has already moved beyond the point where we need professional mediation to create, for example, a polished piece of video. Anyone today can choose to express themselves in video without intermediation, from shooting, to editing, to final production. They might express themselves well. They might express themselves badly. But then it has always been […]

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Education’s Moment of Interplay

In The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man, published almost half a century ago, Marshall McLuhan observed that the world he lived in was changing shape. It was a world that, as he depicted it, was simultaneously ‘dissolving and resolving’, a world that appeared to be at ‘a moment of interplay of contrasted cultures.’ […]

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Atoms to Bits, and back to Atoms

In his classic 1995 text – Being Digital – that laid so much of the groundwork for subsequent thinking on the digital revolution, Nicholas Negroponte wrote: The change from atoms to bits is irrevocable and unstoppable. How right he was, and how right he still is. But with the advent of 3D printing, I wonder […]

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