Deschooling

There are certainly merits for de-institutionalizing education. However, I could not get past the idea that the system described would be incredibly disadvantageous to children of lower socio-economic households.  I wonder if Illich had spent much time with children and parents who live in multi-generational poverty.  Those households are in constant chaos.  Parents for the …

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Still thinking about it…

I’m still considering our discussion/disagreement about “what is art?”   I thought some of Viola’s work was artistic, but I could not quit thinking about the experience of seeing lots of works in New York art museums this summer that left me thinking”this is not art — how did those artists convince the curators that …

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Computer games are like plays?

My reaction to Laurel’s article comparing dramas to video games is that plays provide a level of  communal activity that is not provided in video games.  (I admit that I never play computer games so that certainly colors my thinking.)  As soon as you read this you might be thinking “oh, yes it is communal …

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