Category Archives: Maths and science

When worlds collide and you’ll never see in the same way again – or, EMOTIONS

So, I’m supposed to be thinking about the talk I’m giving at a literary lunch next Tuesday at Rubyo’s restaurant in Newtown. Instead I’m completely consumed by the brain storms unleashed this week at the History of Heritage: Emotions in blood, … Continue reading

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‘turn and face the strange’ … Changes

I spent last week at my favourite desk in Sydney University’s Fisher Library, on the only floor of the old library still in its original state, unaffected by the so-called Renewal sweeping the building. But here’s what I found stuck to … Continue reading

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‘We are all corals now: A meditation on art, science and hope in an age of global warming’ – Margaret Wertheim’s Templeton Lecture, Part II

Now for Part II of Margaret Wertheim’s Templeton Lecture, ‘We are all corals now‘, given at the University of Sydney on Monday 18 March. After talking broadly about her coral reef crochet project (including an exposition of the hyperbolic geometry … Continue reading

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‘Everything has been created by sea mucus for love arises from the foam’: Margaret Wertheim gives the 23rd Templeton Lecture ‘We are all corals now’, Part I

How apt (or NOT) that I should have planned to blog about Margaret Wertheim’s intriguing, inspiring, provocative 2013 Templeton Lecture We are all corals now: A meditation on art, science and hope in an age of global warming just moments after … Continue reading

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Girls of Australia: stand up and count! with Margaret Wertheim, Clio Cresswell and Robyn Arianrhod

Hot on the heels of an email exchange I had today about the power of numbers and metrics in our 21st century global society (which I’ll be talking about on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at the University of Tasmania), comes … Continue reading

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Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2012: from new words + science to female desire

I’m just back from my first Byron Bay writers’ fest, still a little dazed by its wondrousness, which I suspect is impossible to convey in words. Mostly because so much of its attraction is in the atmosphere: its green pastures … Continue reading

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