Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Lou Reed, MTV and Postmodern Multimedia E-learning

Greetings from the Australian National University, where Dr. Tom Hajdu from the company Disruptor is speaking on "Disrupting Innovation in Entertainment and Technology"
. He started by talking of how his company made MTV less linear and being friends with Lou Reed. He talked about the intersection of creativity and technical implementation. All this pop culture stuff made me uncomfortable as a computer nerd, but he then got onto mobile data applications. He is now working on a product called Umbilical which allows the mobile devices of the audience to be used as part of a performance. This might be relevant to education, where the performance is a live classroom event, with synchronous and asynchronous communication.

Dr. Hajdu then talked about how the creative process does not ten to be part of the curriculum at university, outside the arts faculty. It occurred to me that architecture is one discipline which tries to combine both creative and technical elements.

At the end I asked Dr. Hajdu whay he was here, that is, in Australia. He explained that he saw the future in the East and Australia was a country well positioned for that future.

Dr. Hajdu will be giving a "Free Workshop: A System for Creative Problem Solving", 14 April 2014 at the University of Adelaide.

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