Posts tagged: Talking Heads

iSchool: using low cost tablets to change learning methods in Zambia

  Mark Bennett, is the Managing Director at iSchool – Zambia. iSchool is built on the belief that many of Africa’s deepest-routed problems can only be overcome through radical improvements in education. This means building a generation of thinking, problem-solving children who will be able to unlock the great potential of the Continent: who will grow economies; rethink democracy; improve health, and greatly increase the life chances of their children. This interview was initially featured on   SmartMoneyTV: What is iSchool? Mark Bennett: iSchool is an attempt to introduce modern blended e-learning in to the African context and by doing that change the way learning is done in schools.   SMTV: What are the key changes that you are trying to make in teaching? MB: We are trying to get teachers to move away from the chalkboard, to move away from their traditional way of memorised learning, and to ... read more

Talking Heads

Written by Art South Africa on 05 December 2012. Posted in Frontpage Brett Bailey and Jay Pather organized a program of interdisciplinary works for the 2008 Spier Performing Arts Festival, which they staged in non-traditional venues throughout Cape Town. Their emphasis on the interdisciplinary peaked with the Festival's grand finale, Talking Heads, directed by Bailey. Tapping into the fascination many local visual artists hold for the archive, Bailey chose an archive, Cape Town's historic Centre for the Book, for his "living archive", Talking Heads. Its contents, a collection of forty "experts from a wide range of fields", were installed respectively at forty café tables with black table-cloths and polished brass numbered disks in the Centre's main hall. In the late 1950's Alan Kaprow sought to push the "action painting" of the abstract expressionists out of the picture plane and into time and space. Creating revolutionary "Environments", Kaprow combined large "hunks ... read more