Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The Future of Education

Last night I went to a lecture at Griffith University (South Bank Campus) - the speaker was Richard Katz speaking about education towards 2020!  It was very interesting to hear what he had to say, though I would have liked to have heard a little more detail about the future - there was a film about the history of education which was great too.  I spoke with him afterwards.

Attendees were given free GU library cards too - so shall have to visit the library there and see what it is like.  I will be back there again today for a post-grad event.

I left around 8 pm - walking alone down towards the bus station at QPAC.  Some rain - just a little.  Worth an umbrella.  There were a few people around, and the Big Wheel, was slowly doing its rotations, but there seemed to be very few, if any, people in it.  Rainy nights or days even, are not good for patrons on the big wheel.

It is so handy to catch the bus from Paddington to QPAC. 

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

My China memories

At the Gallery of Modern Art there is an exhibit which depicts a Shanghai supermarket.  A small one, one you are likely to find in the back streets, a small convenience store.  All the packaging was empty - but it gave people an opportunity to look at the products on the shelves, some of which was packaged such that the product would be familiar.  I think of OMO, Pantene, and so on. 

I remember the first time I went into a supermarket, opposite the college, late one night just after we arrived,and I was overwhelmed by all the Chinese writing and the 'unfamiliar' products.  I learned in time, to recognise the packaging,and yes, there is some English (more and more so) on the packages which makes it easier, but first glance, it is a challenge.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Gallery of Modern Art

There is an amazing array of wonderful exhibits at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.