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Science Illuminated

I’ve spent the last few weeks in Sydney, making the most of visiting exhibitions. I often seek out innovative approaches to presenting science and how artists aspire to establish their own signature style. The rise of digital multimedia is slanting a new light on the way we look at our natural world. Different artworks resonate... Continue Reading →

Science Writing

The Sydney Writers Festival was a week of literary indulgence. You picked your favourite subjects, authors and journalists to go and see - providing tickets were available. Science storytelling. It’s a unique genre discussed by a panel of science journalists; Alice Klein, Ivy Shih, Joel Werner and Michael Slezk.  Even within science, there are different... Continue Reading →

Write Right

An author’s journey… I am often fascinated to hear other people’s stories. How did they achieve their goals? More importantly, what is their story? The first day of the Sydney Writers Festival I was at the NSW State Library. It’s a gem location to feast your eyes on books. And of course to hear from... Continue Reading →

Science and Story

Science storytelling – it’s what the Centre for Science Communication in Dunedin knows well. It was the focus of this year’s Public Communication of Science and Technology conference held at the University of Otago. The Gala opening at the Regent theatre welcomed the public to take delight in listening to NASA’s guest speaker, Dr. Jennifer... Continue Reading →

Antarctica Augmented

I’ve been back in the world of writing and illustrating children’s books. This time I was to learn about Antarctica’s frozen secrets. A time machine would have helped – but at least we have a fossil record to imagine lost worlds and extinct creatures. In Antarctica, many fossils are buried under ice, with the exception... Continue Reading →

A Fossilised Art

It was a new experience - a new art science experience in fact. Driven by a previous exhibition for Climate.Kit at the Otago Museum, our exhibit 'Stones and Bones' was to find a new life force at the Vogel Street Party in Dunedin. Initially, our exhibit was to present climate change from a geological perspective... Continue Reading →

A Love of Books

As part of another university assignment, I had the challenge of writing and illustrating a children’s book. It took time, and it wasn’t as easy as you may think. But I did have a lot of fun with it. The story was based on climate and habitat changes, told through the characters Kiri the Kiwi... Continue Reading →

Man on Mars

Man on Mars “We are going on a journey”. It was enticing words by Dr. Dava Newman, NASA’s Deputy Administrator at this year’s science festival in Dunedin, New Zealand. NASA’s goal and aspirations for space exploration and travel are undeniably impressive. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to hear Dr. Dava Newman speak of current and... Continue Reading →

Colour the Ocean

Oceans are full of colourful biodiversity. After all, we are the blue planet in our solar system, that we ironically call Earth. Oceans cover more than 70% of our planet, and at least as many species that live on land. Most of us see this magnificent beauty through the medium of documentaries, books and the... Continue Reading →

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