Taylor and Kurzweil Keynote BTOT Conference
|Ray Kurzweil sees technological innovation as a fundamental part of being human. He predicts technological advancements, which he says are accelerating at a non-linear rate, with uncanny skill.|
|Photo by Phil Farnsworth|
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The annual Berklee Teachers on Teaching conference last month focused on innovation and education of the whole person, and two keynote speakers set the tone.
Futurist, inventor, and author Ray Kurzweil encouraged the faculty to help students encounter life's big questions. Pianist Billy Taylor, one of the forefathers of jazz scholarship, provided an invaluable educational perspective. Though he has retired from active touring and recording he played with a trio during the conference. He also gave a master class for Berklee City Music students.
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