MOOCs and the Arts: A Plea for Slow Education

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Mágoz for The Chronicle

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Mágoz for The Chronicle

When I lived in New York in the 1990s, I briefly worked for the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre, a company that combined a theater and an Internet start-up. The reason for this unusual hybrid was that the theater's brilliant artistic director was devoted not only to the modernist playwright but also to technology, which she used to pay for her experiments and nourish her creativity.

If you study the history of the arts, you can find plenty of examples of artists using technology to