Thursday, November 05, 2009

When Did Lectures Become Entertainment?

I guess I always saw "lectures" listed next to movies, dance, theater, and so on, but somehow I never connected them to entertainment.

I must be an adult.

Seeing how Rachel prepares for her "performances", having prepared my own, having gone to a lecture about Darwin's influence on American culture last night, and recalling all the TED presentations I've now seen, I am now connected to the fact that lectures are entertainment. One man/woman plays.

Even more: lectures are verbal blogging. A post in a series of posts and responses in the continuous global forum.


Gerald McD said...

Educational entertainment, like the ones I have attended at our Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Educational, but also entertaining.

Yehuda Berlinger said...

It's amazing how much delivering a lecture is performance. The performance is as important as the content.