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click opera - Art students (called Brian) observed
"Brian works hard and I believe he is seriously committed to his type of work, ie electronics. However he is adolescent in many of his attitudes and displays a smugness bordering on obdurate philistinism when it comes to dealing with areas outside his immediate province. He will have to grow up before he will be able to use his expertise towards art rather than be a small-time boffin." "Brian laid his radio-lightwave machine out along the studio. Everyone who walked in front of it interrupted transmission. Philip became interested, helped him fiddle about with the equipment. It reminded me of boys playing with electric trains."
education  art  schooling  brianeno  momus  teaching  sixties  culture 
february 2009 by robertogreco
In Defense of the ‘60s -- In These Times
"By 1968...advances that a technologically oriented industrial society had opened up were...revolutionary...For the first time in history, the possibility of achieving the full goals of the 18th century revolution existed"; "immediate needs of those still struggling for the basics &...hopes for a fuller, richer life that others, largely better positioned, want to pursue...together constitute a call to implement the "inalienable right to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness" that the Declaration of Independence claimed...that...protesters of 1968 were after & that Obama must succeed in unifying if he is to advance the change he is talking about. "
via:preoccupations  utopia  sixties  1968  barackobama  society  politics  history  change  failure  boomers  revolution  us  economics  elections  2008  gamechanging  babyboomers 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Literary Review - Dominic Sandbrook on The 60s Unplugged by Gerard DeGroot
"Books celebrating the youthful idealism of the late Sixties are ten a penny, particularly across the Atlantic, so it is refreshing to read one that takes a mercifully clear-sighted view of the decade"
culture  history  myth  memory  60s  sixties  books  reviews 
may 2008 by robertogreco
New York Times - What's the Matter With College?
"College as America used to understand it is coming to an end" college used to be an escape from small towns, now they are small towns to escape...great insight from student Hamilon Morris (son of Errol)
colleges  universities  change  gamechanging  future  genx  reform  internet  education  society  schools  generationx  peers  organizationkids  davidbrooks  overscheduling  campusculture  culture  history  sixties  60s  errolmorris  money  economics  activism  generations 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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