Monthly Archives: April 2012

We co-create

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See Video recording of the presentation, Living Data: Artists and scientists contribute to a grand narrative for a sustainable future. The presentation was part of a panel, Imagining Climate Change, with Sally Gillespie and Jonathon Marshall, at the Dreams and … Continue reading

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Dreams and Imagination

Last Saturday I woke from a dream. I drew what I remembered. In the dream I am sitting between a man and a woman. I recognise them both as my friends. The man on my left is fired up to … Continue reading

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Politician’s view of science

Habitual ways of understanding and behaving include wishful thinking that science and technology will satisfy human desires. but is this useful for creating a sustainable future? Disruption of habitual patterns of thought, belief and behaviour are essential for advancing knowledge, … Continue reading

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Angler fish

I am introduced to the Angler fish by environmental scientist Professor William Gladstone, who reads me a 1938 text by an earlier scientist William Beebe: To be driven by impelling odour headlong upon a mate so gigantic, in such immense … Continue reading

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What better muse than Nature: Art in world views

A working title for an exhibition proposal for The Muse in Sydney arose from conversations with an artist and a scientist. The first part comes from artist Shane Dunn. We were talking by phone and he was responding to my … Continue reading

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