MyMachine, as a true bottom-up initiative, was recently triggered by Sir Ken Robinson.
Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. ‘All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education’ (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. For twelve years, he was Professor of Education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now Professor Emeritus. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.
Ken Robinson’s TED-talk on creativity in education (‘We are educated out of creativity’) has been a major inspiration to start MyMachine initially. Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Today, Sir Ken Robinson is promoting ‘MyMachine’ as an extraordinary example of implementing and promoting creativity in education.
This unveils one of many challenges for MyMachine; despite the simple concept, it requires a lot of flexibility of all (educational) partners involved.