Lectures and Presentations

  1. At Six panel discussion at the Royal Society of New Zealand on what new future might be created if artists, scientists, designers and engineers worked collaboratively to create innovation solutions to urgent issues? David Buckland is the creator and director of Cape Farewell, capefarewell.com. He has led eight transdisciplinary expeditions into the high Arctic which has led to a creative outpouring of film, music, artworks, books and poetry, all of which articulate the need to engage with climate change on a human scale and with visionary insight. David Buckland will be speaking about the symbiotic dynamic of science and art and the climate change challenge.

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  2. At Six panel discussion at the Royal Society of New Zealand on what new future might be created if artists, scientists, designers and engineers worked collaboratively to create innovation solutions to urgent issues? Frances Whitehead is Professor of Sculpture and Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a civic practice artist who brings the methods and strategies of contemporary art practice to the process of shaping the future city. Professor Whitehead discusses ‘Environmental Sentinel’ a component of ‘The 606’ project in Chicago – a rail infrastructure adaptation she is working on as lead artist in a multidisciplinary team.

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  3. At Six panel discussion at the Royal Society of New Zealand on what new future might be created if artists, scientists, designers and engineers worked collaboratively to create innovation solutions to urgent issues? Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist, designer and engineer, whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. Her work is described as experimental design, (XDesign) and explores the opportunity that new technologies present for social and cultural change.

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  4. Stripping science down to the bare essentials! A special live event featuring Dr Chris Smith, the founder and host of the hugely-popular podcast The Naked Scientists and This Way Up’s Simon Morton, from Radio New Zealand National, featuring New Zealand scientists:
    Dr Nicola Gaston, Victoria University of Wellington: nanotechnology (or why you should not stir your tea with a gallium teaspoon);
    Dr Jason Wargent, Massey University: UV, plants and sunburn;
    Associate Professor Anne La Flamme, Victoria University of Wellington\Malaghan Institute: tackling multiple sclerosis;
    Dr Phil Sutton, NIWA: the ARGO network of ‘floats’ for measuring ocean condition;
    Professor Tim Naish, Victoria University of Wellington: evidence of climate change in Antarctica;
    Dr Edward Abraham, Dragonfly: how to use dark data to monitor kiwi

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  5. Professor Atholl Anderson FRSNZ gives the 2014 New Zealand Aronui Lecture for the Royal Society of New Zealand on the first great phase of oceanic colonisation. A fundamental change in the relationships between people and the sea was marked by a rapid and extensive occupation of remote islands across the world during the late Holocene (1500BC to AD1500). This movement almost doubled the reach of humanity across the surface of the planet. Its impetus remains obscure but a study of the different ways in which oceanic dispersal was manifested in the Indian and Pacific Oceans is beginning to reveal the reasons and mechanisms behind the process.

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