Social media: why bother? A French misunderstanding

I spent last Chrismas holiday in France, my birthplace, my homeland, a place that I am so estranged from in many respects. A people for which social media sound so strange too – apart from a few isolated voices and some interesting articles. Among others, Jay Cross also found out about the chasm between France and the rest […]

Question your education and educate your questions

About 10 days ago I came across this excellent article (in French, mind you) in Le Monde about 21st century education. The article was written by Michel Serres, one of the most influential (and interesting) philosophers in France nowadays. His main point is that formal education is completely out of synch with its time – […]