Live in Radio City Hall, this evening – George Lucas admitted he hates writing and hates business even more. Considering this maestro’s highly innovative mind, and lifetime successes, what does this statement say about teaching and learning approaches we cling to?
fact is that most teens admit to being bored at school, and over 70% of employees dislike work.
Lucas’ fascination with the social sciences influenced him to study and apply areas such as anthropology. He would have loved the MITA approach for its applications to a learners’ talents and passions. The college that accepted him had a cinematography department, though, and he found he was both passionate and good at it.
While we hoped to become a documentary film maker, Lucas had no interest at first in the kind of films he later spent his life creating. “In one word the business of film is sleazy,” according to Lucas.
Are you anything like George Lucas, who wanted more freedom to create in his way – rather than suffer interference from Hollywood. The master of innovation spoke of how film industry was closed to all young talent — because they allowed in their own only, and closed out people on the outside.
Have you seen issues of money or politics dictate limitations? George Lucas never really wanted to make money, but passionately wanted to make art. It’s the same for him today. In art you make an emotional connection to people. Art is a way of telling stories to the population in a meaningful and emotional way.
According to Lucas, there’s a lot to be said for civil discourse in running a corporation – which this country seems to have lost. He continues to work in education to find and record the best practices, so that learning stockpiles tools that really work.
We are drowning as a society, Lucas said, but we need to create knowledge and pass it on to the next generation