Monthly Archives: July 2011

Climate change story for animation

This story by plankton ecologist Martina Doblin expresses concern for the well-being of all life forms. The challenge is to bring her story to life in ways that can reach many people. If you think about how marine life is … Continue reading

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Theatre brings climate change data to life

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For the international conference, Antarctica: Music, Sounds, Cultural Connections (Australian National University, Canberra 27 – 29 June 2011), theatre director Daniela Giorgi worked with me to adapt an academic paper for theatrical presentation. Krill Looks and Feelers: A dialogue on … Continue reading

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Molecular dance

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How do molecules move in water? They slide past each other in close proximity. I see this quality in video footage of people walking and talking in between improvisation exercises I had set them to perform. These in-between movements are … Continue reading

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Is science a living language of nature?

What IS science? A standard form of scientific procedure is the making of a prediction and the testing of it by experiment. These features of inquiry are distinctive of science; they are what make an enquiry scientific in the modern … Continue reading

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Visual language of change

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As I learn about the chemical process of ocean acidification I imagine an animated dance.  I need to draw to get a sense of the action before I can understand the science. Last night I began drawing a storyboard with … Continue reading

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Reweaving the world

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Organizational consultant Margaret Wheatley writes, ‘no one discipline, institution, or specialization can answer the questions that now confront us. We all must draw from many different perspectives to reweave the world’. The idea of reweaving conjures images of collective efforts, … Continue reading

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