Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The magnetism of the human congregation


Image courtesy of PhreneticGamer

There was a great piece in the guardian
on Friday by Simon Jenkins discussing the 'lure of live'. The increasing popularity of theatre, gigs, festivals and civic events has been much reported, we hear less about what Jenkins describes as 'boom in live public discourse'.

'After decades of dismissal as yesterday's medium, the spoken word is back in business.' Evidence of this can be found in everything from Pecha Kucha evenings to forums like the RSA, The Moth and even the new reality public speaking programme on TV with Earl Spencer and Jo Brand.

You can read the full article here. I look forward to an opportunity to drop Jenkins' phrase and initiatives such as
'the magnetism of the human congregation' into a meeting soon.