Active Down Under

Now that I have my new weblog software sorted out, I can get back to the real business of writing.

I’m in Australia for a week for the Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures in Melbourne. My lecture, which is paired with Jay Rosen, is on Wednesday night. So what else am I doing? On Friday, I did seminars with high school and university students, and Saturday I spoke to the Future Summit. I’m now on my way to Brisbane to do a seminar there. Great fun.

As always when I’m in Australia, one of the clearest impressions I get is of a nation wonderfully comfortable with modernity. Melbourne in particular is a city where the startlingly modern — architecture and public art — has been sensitively interwoven with its nineteenth and early twentieth century heritage. Very encouraging.

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