Wednesday, March 5, 2014
March 5. Day 64. Board stiff
In recent weeks, academics have been discussing a recent policy shift mandating the recording of all lectures.There has been some concern expressed that without a live audience to play off lecturers may find it had to "perform". I think the key word in that sentence is "live". It's not just a matter of bums on seats. The job is not just to get them there but to ensure they stay awake and alive and benefit from the experience. I'm not sure the students did that today - frankly I'm not good at judging the reactions of cardboard cut outs. All I know is if I had a large box on me today I wouldn't have been using to create art. I would have been jumping in and paying someone to courier me out of there. Next week. I'm considering not turning up at all but putting a Terry Summers figure in my place. On today's performance, I doubt anyone would have noticed.