Saturday, August 21, 2010

"Real-world" experience

Does geography matter when it comes to experience?

Is art only art if it takes place in certain agreed-upon locations? Do we only count experience if the person gained it in these locations?


Anonymous said...

What is the difference of experience of a Detroit Tiger and a Lansing Lugnut?

Is geography really the point or is it the level of quality, expertise and professionalism?

Do we consider the college experience as "real world" or do we prepare to send the student out into the "real world"?

Bridgette Redman said...

I would say the comparison I'm drawing would be between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers.

I would argue that geography is not the point and that performing in a particular location does not make you inherently more talented or experienced than performing in a different location.

As for college experience, I would say that is very valuable, but not what could be called professional experience.

Anonymous said...

Did you decide to drop this conversation?

Bridgette Redman said...

No, not at all. I'm more than willing to continue it. Some of it took place on Facebook where this blog gets cross-posted. Also, I responded--in the interest of not making it a monologue, I really should wait for a response from someone other than myself. :)