Sunday, April 10, 2011

Knowledge is power- The Monty-Antwerp

A fun evening in The Monty in Antwerp was conceived as a training, an encounter and a series of conversations after the internet has collapsed, the libraries have burned. 60 experts who have kissed the blarney stone, have the gift to simply explain what they are about or ask questions that make one look  with a fresh eye to what one thought a bygone conclusion.  60 experts from all walks of life could be 'bought for a date': that was a 25 minute private conversation: Karel De Gucht, commissioner of the European commision, Patrick Jansen, the mayor of Antwerp, Patsy Sörensen fighting human trafficking, a fisherman from Ostend, a cosmologist explaining the string theory, a future researcher Maya Van Leemput, Bo Coolsaeet, the love doctor and a lady who came collared and runs a SM café... a soldier who had fought in Afganistan, an evolutionary linguist, a philosopher.... As stated before: 60 experts.

One could listen in to each time 8 conversations, chosen by the organisers.  Interesting, yet one could not listen to the 22 other conversations which thus became private, yet public because they were held on a stage. Interesting yet one  left  the evening still hungry... because one could not meet them all.

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