I am seated at the plenary hall of the Osaka International Convention right now, listening to Mr. Jared Baxter discuss Van Gogh's Starry Night and its cross cultural contexts in the recent past and in current times. I am blown away by the integration of art, politics and the discussion on culture by Mr. Baxter's presentation. How can one painter's technique, color combinations and biography become so powerful even in this day and age that it has become a source of study?
The program for the day promises to be an exciting one since a Haiku Writing Contest is next, followed by paper presentations.
I will be presenting my paper, The School Librarian as Literacy Leader, at 1PM today. The session is the Librarianship track where Candy May Schif and Prof. Patrick Lo of Tsukuba University will also present papers on information literacy.