‘…it’s better to burn out than to fade away’ – has higher education reached a punk moment? | Peter Bryant | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

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June 21, 2012‘…it’s better to burn out than to fade away’ – has higher education reached a punk moment?

Making connections, keeping connections, growing connections; all of these processes are fundamental to human interaction and social co-operation. In music, connections are the small pieces of scaffold that inspire and encourage people to create, share and perform art and songs that mean something to them and to their audiences. Some call it rock family trees, some call lineage. Whatever you choose to call it, the Beatles were inspired by the music coming out of the US in the late 50s and early 60s. Punk rebelled against the music of the time and took their inspirations from the blues, the sounds of Detroit or simply from each other. However, at each of the centre of each of these often seismic shifts in culture was an inherent tension between the fringe and the mainstream."