Found this a very interesting read!!
Today I experienced what might be defined as the highlight of my twenty year professional education career. I met Maxine Greene; writer, philosopher and education activist extraordinaire. She is as brilliant, warm, and engaging as anyone might imagine. I was ushered into this personal introduction by Nick Sousanis; artist and scholar-an equally brilliant, warm and engaging individual. By the end of a day of sharing our individual and collective visions for the future of education, I arrived at my inspiration for this week’s blog. My title, Escape from Flatness, emerged from looking at some of Nick’s artistic work; using comic book art to create an alternative form of discourse around education issues (among other things). Principally, Nick recognizes that art, as a form of visual communication, can articulate theories, ideas, and concepts via synchronous forms of narrative engagement. Some of his illustrations deal with the theme of “flatness.”
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