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16/12/2010

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Jim Groom

Look at you taking the high road, I should know you were secretly into European films :) I too am interested in how this aggregation model will turn out, and I really think the design and structure of that model around assignments has to be creative, visually stimulating, and constantly updating. I think if this course will prove innovative at all---and I'm not so sure it will---it may be in that regard. I just hope someone can code what I see :)

Now,that said, the other part that i think will be cool is the way "assignments" emerge. For example, Tom Woodward was just idly throwing out examples on Twitter )he is an idea machine) and I pushed him to blog it up. Once he did, people just assumed they were assignments, D'Arcy Norman started making art, and it seemed like it was an assignment, but it wasn't. I love that. The way the course may actually push people to create as a means to playfully keep sharp in their interrogation of the media they know and love could be wonderful. But whether it can be sustained for any significant amount of time is another story. I'm not certain it can, I mean all these people are already so busy, but in my mind it has already been a blast, and if it ends for most sooner than later, well maybe that's how long it needed to be.

All that said, having you in poses a special treat, cause underneath your tea loving, high brow film sensibility, there is a lovable zombie :)

Alan Levine

As the eminent philosopher Gold Hat said, ""Culture? We ain't got no culture. We don't need no culture! I don't have to show you any stinkin' culture!"

As Jim notes, there has not been one assignment made. What the bleep are these people posting stuff before the course even starts? Before there is a syllabus? Madness! Madness! Madness!

Martin

Perhaps this is the way courses will go - you only need to say "I'm running a course on X" and everyone creates it for you. That Jim Groom is a genius

Juliette Culver

On dropping out of open course, you may find this article interesting to read: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/134/made-to-stick-sell-handcuffs.html

Martin

Thanks Juliette, that's a really nice article

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