What about higher ed?
What does success look like? from Enstitute on Vimeo.
perhaps this is the future of higher ed tuition…
Anya Kamenetz has a lot of direction to offer in that regard. DIY U is a great resource.
anya kamenetz at #wec10
from david graeber‘s utopia of rules:
What these management techniques invariably end up meaning in practice is that everyone winds up spending most of their time trying to sell each other things: grant/book proposals/applications et al.. t
unis now brands to be marketed to students/contributors.. pr and marketing come to engulf every aspect of uni life.. result is a sea of docs about the fostering of ‘imagination ‘ and ‘creativity’ set in an environ that might as well have been designed to strangle any actual manifestations of imagination and creativity in the cradle..t
already did that (maybe what he means by in the cradle).. ie: maté parenting law .. graeber parent/care law.. et al.. but yeah.. ongoing at uni (and why parents do it.. so kids will get in places et al).. what we need is graeber care/free law
there was a time when academia was society’s refuge for the eccentric, brilliant and impractical.. no longer.. it is not eh domain of professional self marketers.. as for the eccentric, brilliant, and impractical: it would seem society now has no place for *them at all
crazywise (doc) et al
the *them is all of us.. if we’re free enough .. it can’t not be.. .. it has to be.. or the dance won’t dance
on – one’s best ideas being stymied at every point:
‘you will spend your time writing proposal rather than does research.. worse, because your proposals are judged by your competitors you cannot follow your curiosity, but must spend your effort/talents on anticipating and deflecting criticism rather than on solving the importan sci problems.. it is proverbial that original ideas are the kiss of death for proposals because they have not been proved to work’
common sense dictates:
aka: graeber min\max law
publicly funded scholars treat findings as personal property.. less is published.. academic publisher ensure that findings that are published are more difficult to access, further enclosing the intellectual commons
yeah that.. paywall (doc) et al
but even deeper.. intellect ness is not the point of human being ness
all this is much noted. more subtle is the way the managerial ethos itself militate against the implementation of anything remotely adventurous or quirky, esp, if there is no prospect of immediate results..
i could go on but i assume the reader is getting the idea.. a timid, B spirit has come to suffuse every aspect of intellectual life.. more often than not it comes cloaked in a language of creativity, initiative, and entrepreneurialism.. but the language is meaningless.. the sort of thinkers most likely to come up w new conceptual breakthrus are the least likely to receive funding and if somehow breakthrus nonetheless occur, they will almost certainly never find anyone willing to follow upon the most daring implications
again.. not about intellect ness and problem solving ..
what we keep missing is how to get to 8b people living their fittingness – that’s the deeper (seemingly quirky/crazy) thing
again.. mufleh humanity law: we have seen advances in every aspect of our lives except our humanity– Luma Mufleh
.. as American power grew more and more secure, the country’s bureaucracy became less and less tolerant of its outliers.. t
ie: was .. people like feynman working for govt..
even deeper.. we’re totally missing the dance if we’re not hearing every voice.. everyday.. ie: imagine if we