Author Archives: Lisa Roberts

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Motion capture dance

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Only the artist can really know the inspiration for their work. For me an art response is pre-verbal and only after making something can I write or talk about how it evolved. Today I observe Jason Benedek working with Caterina … Continue reading

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Oceanic Living Data evolves

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The video Oceanic Living Data evolves…   Lynchpin Coordinator Sue Anderson comments: I like – NO LOVE the underwater sound!! AND I LIKE THE BREATHING within this – there, central to OUR breathing and the planet’s breathing There are some … Continue reading

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Open access

From: Taylor & Francis Journals To: lisa@lisaroberts.com.au Subject: What are authors’ views on Open Access? Read the results from the 2014 survey Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:09:30 +0100 At the beginning of 2014 Taylor & Francis asked authors to … Continue reading

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ICE lab meeting #6

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Present: Anita Marosszeky, Caterina Mocciola, Charlotte Robinson, Anna Jaanist, Tienne Simons, Arjun Verma, Nassim Baltazar and myself. Apologies: Aanya, Jonathan, Martina Some of the meeting was video recorded for possible inclusion in the exhibition. Charlotte Robinson explained her research as … Continue reading

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Is creativity oceanic?

What is creativity and can it be be taught? As biologists and psychologists we may recognise creativity as adaptation to changing physical and emotional forces. Recognising our Indigenous ancestry may allow us to know creative processes from our thinking, being … Continue reading

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Ice Lab meeting #5

Present: Anita Marosszeky, Jason Benedek, Matt Gidney and myself. Apologies, Kirralee, Leanne, Martina Anita explains a detailed spread sheet she is making to catalogue past, past, current and future Living Data presentations and publications. The document will be distributed to … Continue reading

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How science really works?

A video just released by oceanleadership.org highlights the dynamic, creative, non-linear and essentially collaborative process of science. But does it explain the essentially incremental nature of scientific understanding, or mislead by suggesting that science can be ‘wrong’?

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Living Data Lab meeting

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Scientists Kirrallee Baker and Arjun Verma talk with artists Leanne Thompson, Catherine Nolan, Caterina Mocciola, me, and designer and curator Anita Marosszeky. On the table is a model I made with Kirralee, of the phytoplankton Ditylum brighwellii. We made it … Continue reading

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Water colour

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Changes in light with Ocean depth, as well as turbulence and chemistry, govern size, shape and complexity of phytoplankton. UTS PhD science candidate Kirralee Baker asks if their intricate forms will change as Oceans continue to warm. Kirralee explains to … Continue reading

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How can we understand Ocean acidification?

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Building models is a vital component in understanding. UTS Professor Anthony Baker, Head of Chemistry, explains: Building kits like these were used before computers to model chemical structures. Many scientists today first learned chemistry this way. Physical models can be … Continue reading

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