Logan LaPlante is 13 and he has dropped out of school. He is a leader in a new generation that is questioning the traditional education system. With the support of his parents he decided to ‘hack’ the education system and develop his own curriculum which includes weekly work experience in an industry he is passionate about and at least one day a week is spent entirely outside.
I want to know what you guys think. Is the education system outdated? Should more kids be ‘Hackschooling’?
I really want to hear your thoughts. Please watch and share your comments.
‘Tous Les Mêmes’ by Stromae is brilliant conceptually.
My opinion: They are all the same, but who are ‘they’ – the men, the women or both. The men are detached but the women, yes the women, they stay…why? Does the woman’s staying contribute to the perpetuation of the cycle? Interesting.
I love that Stromae himself plays both characters for the larger part of the video, but for those who didn’t get what’s happening just wait, you’ll see. Everything is deliberate in this video – one person has the potential to be either character, aside from the sex (man or woman or a third, if you’d like); focus on the gender roles. There could be a stereotypical viewing of relationships – hard-headed men and soft-hearted women or the complete opposite. The potential for different interpretation is great!
Stromae’s androgynous face is perfectly suited for the kind of interplay that takes place in the video. Beautiful and interesting concept yes, but the talent/actor/performer is perfectly matched!
I have other thoughts about different sections of the video, but I would definitely be interested in hearing your opinions. Please leave a comment.
I will not write too much here. However, I really do want to have a conversation about this – the video, the lyrics, the performance etc.
Leave a comment and get that conversation going!
STROMAE! This is from 2009.
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