Sunday 13 January 2008

Blank Page and the Mystery Box

I would like to thank Keith Hamon and the feed from his class which brought my attention to the video below.

I am huge fan of TED but I seem to have missed this talk. This is great, inspiring talk from JJ Abrams. It fits wonderfully with the New Blog from some of the Pupils studying English in Islay High.

1 comment:

keith.hamon said...

For me, this video captures well the mystery that we educators are always exploring in general (the mystery of the lives that we are trying to influence) and that certain educators such as Ian and I are exploring in particular (the mystery of the emerging Web 2.0, or flat world, or Matrix, or whatever). It's the delight in this mystery, along with occasional frustrations and triumphs and a sometimes nagging tedium, that keep us motivated. I just can't wait to see how it turns out, and I'm outrageously excited to see what I can contribute to it.

Now, if I could just find a way to earn the kind of money that Abrams earns exploring his mystery. Oh, well.