Last Tuesday Bloomfield College held its yearly convocation, a salute to the beginning of a new school year…which happens around Midterm Week each year for some indiscernible reason. Or speaker was Dr. William Librera, Presidential Research Professor of Education at Rutgers University, and the title of his presentation was Inside the Horizon.
As these things go, it was a pretty good lecture, both fairly entertaining and containing some nuggets. There was the obligatory PowerPoint, of course, which we were told was available online, but I can’t find it. If I could have, I would know the last part of the woman with the hyphenated last name which began with Roth-. That would have proved helpful, since one of the major things I can recollect from the event is her thought about people being divided into two kinds: people who segment knowledge, and people who integrate it.
Do I know what the collective intelligence is thinking right now?
There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don’t.
If the discussion is elevated to the level of the Algonquin Round Table, then I’m all for it.