It requires us to counter the story that “technology is changing faster than ever before and it’s so overwhelming so let’s just let Google be responsible for the world’s information.”
Not sure I buy the pace of change argument and, in some ways, the whole "it doesn't matter how deep the water is if you know how to swim" argument applies...but I wholeheartedly agree with questioning the assertion that it follows we should leave it to the media overlords.
I would suggest that members at a cerebration session be given sinecure tasks to do—short reports to write, or summaries of their conclusions, or brief answers to suggested problems—and be paid for that, the payment being the fee that would ordinarily be paid for the cerebration session. The cerebration session would then be officially unpaid-for and that, too, would allow considerable relaxation.
A good gig if you can get it.
My feeling is that as far as creativity is concerned, isolation is required.
How quaint this seems today, in the era of relentless promotion of connected, collaborative and even co-creative activities.
The average lifespan of a website, according to the Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle is 44 days
But...what about my digital footprint? My tattoo? The end of my prospects to become a Supreme (the court, not the musical group)?
In 1960, while writing his Dream Songs, he railed against Eliot’s ‘intolerable and perverse theory of the impersonality of the artist’. By then, for Berryman/Henry it was very personal indeed.
Evolution of Eliot's influence