Saturday, May 26, 2018

The fascination with filmmaking and film teaching

Cinema is one of the most recent art forms, just 122 years old. The beauty of cinema is; it has borrowed much from other...

Six Ideas of the University & Six Universities at which I have been

 

Almost two hundred years ago, Thomas Carlyle wrote with magisterial certitude: “The true university of these days is a collection of books”.

Carlyle believed that the rise of print technology and the drive towards mass education in the western world had weakened the idea of the authoritative teacher. The ‘heroes’ of his time, he argued, were writers, not teachers, and aspiring students could go directly to books as repositories of learning.

Is the Internet, then, the ‘true university’ of the 21s t century?