The Conversation is running a series of articles on creativity. Louise Katz, Lecturer in academic communication at University of Sydney writes: Square pegs: creativity on campus needs an urgent re-think Creativity is a liminal activity. It happens in an ambivalent … Continue reading
Sea level rise quickens more than thought. Fossil fuels must be left burried to prevent climate change.
With backgrounds in engineering, biology, and philosophy, scientist Sam Laney investigates what life is like for phytoplankton cells as individuals, and how they adapt to rapidly changing conditions. He says, I did an experiment with colleagues Rob Olson and Heidi … Continue reading
A recent New Yorker article on Robin Dubar’s opimimum connections in the human brain resonates with my sense that 150 is the limit of meanigful connections I have at any one time. Connections are with people, places and things.
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Living Data’s Draw What You Saw workshop for the 2014 Biolblitz at the World Congress at Sydney’s Olympic Park last November inspired some memorable drawings. Children and adults came to see, move amongst and (sometimes) touch wierd and wonderful local … Continue reading
Living Data in the Digital Invasion exhibition has mostly screen based works. The exhibition is by artist Michael Takeo Magruder in collaoration with Drew Baker (3D visualisation) & David Steele (backend programming).
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Living specimens of phytoplankton are drawn from life.
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This sample of living coccolithophorids, Emiliania huxleyi, is combined with yellow dinoflagellates. The smaller forms are bacteria. Coccolithophorids are one of several species of phytoplankton being studied by UTS scientist Charlotte Robinson to understand how they adapt to changes in … Continue reading