The past, the future, and the infinite universe!
If you took a person from the year 1800 to the present, he or she would be blown away by the knowledge and all the high-tech stuff we have. Internet, smartphones, airplanes, cars and dishwashers - you name it. That’s hardly a surprise. But perhaps it surprises you more that a person from 1950 would feel the same way?
Welcome to the exponential era. You are living in the fastest technological evolution in the history of humankind - and it is getting faster and faster. It is very likely that your daily life today will feel as out-dated and old fashíoned when looking back at it 10 years from now, as looking back at 1950 does for you now. It is likely that the world in 2040 is as advanced to you, as your current world is to someone from 1800.
Sure, this is theoretical and it feels like a fantasy; like science fiction, like something totally unrealistic. But it isn’t. Many of the world’s leading scientific experts in different areas are pretty sure that the near future will be way more advanced than you imagine.
This class will try to grasp this development. Why is it happening, why are we so sure that it is actually happening, and what will the consequences be for us? The class balances between the scientific, the political, and the philosophical when we touch on some of the ethical choices we will be forced to make in the coming years.
Teacher: Jens Horstmann
Piano – Mozart or hidden inner pianist?
All basic music theory can be explained and learned from the piano. It's chord and melodic options allows you to accompany all kinds of music at any point. This subject will develop your musicality whether you are trained or a beginner, to understand and master the piano at a level that is right for you.
Teacher: Rigmor Eybye
Art asks questions and challenges both the one who experiences it as well as its creator. Art involves different crafts and techniques, but is also about experimentation, expressing yourself and communicating with the outside world. In art lessons, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in your work, a process that is both challenging and confrontational. During this course, you will get the opportunity to work with:
Drawing: Drawing is the foundation of all art courses and the easiest place to start. You will learn to see contour and how to sketch drawings with both pencils and ink. The aim is to give your drawings life, vibration and expression.
Painting: The starting point is the modern canvas painting, where we create images with brushes, scrapers and palette knives on canvas or plate. You will initially receive a few bound assignments and lectures in color theory and composition.
Sculpt: The body of the sculpture is the starting point. Learning to see the contour with pressure points of the form is important in order to maintain the firmness of the body. Experimenting with material and form in three-dimensional experiences is both challenging and engrossing. You can work with widely different materials such as granite, wood, clay, plaster or wax in both bound and free tasks.
Teacher: Ole Præstkær Jørgensen
Bipedalism for dummies – Learn how to run (long distances)
The vast majority of humans move in a bipedal manner every day. In the past we depended on this bipedal movement for our survival, our ancestors needed to run when they were hunting or when they had to flee from wild animals. Today running has become a hobby, and our survival does not depend on our running skills any longer. In this subject I will show you how to plan running trips, and how to have fun running long distances.
Teacher: Jonas Voss