I was going through Rome to attend Bolzano Conversation ’07 (the video recording of my presentation there will be online later) and decided to ask Jay Cross what should I do while I’m in Rome. He suggested that I should meet Robin Good of MasterNewMedia and I’m glad I did. A man with a passion to see people on fire, doing what they love to do, especially when it involves creative use of cheap and/or Open Source collaborative technologies. I asked many people while in Italy if they know Robin Good and not many did – he is truly a virtual persona, being stunningly popular through the web but yet alien in his own country. I guess it’s a different scene now, you don’t have to start your work locally, you can go instantly global and the people around you will have a hard time following on. The web is a new continent on itself for pioneers to conquer, Robin included. Robin introduced me to wonderful people and ideas while I was there and I look forward to continue the conversation.
While I was there, Robin Good made a video interview with me in the heart of Rome, near Vatican city. Watch my ramblings on informal learning, mobile learning and organizations. The transcript/article puts well together my wandering thoughts. See the interview here: The Future Of Learning Is Informal And Mobile: A Video Interview With Teemu Arina
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