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Sci Art Walks

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In partnership with Tasmania's Mona Foma festival, an audio episode to be paired with artist Tim Coad's installation in Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart, 22-24 January 2021. Hear a special introduction in which Tim discusses his artwork, followed by
In partnership with Tasmania's Mona Foma festival, a talk by Professor Barbara Holland with a special introduction by Mona Foma curator and Violent Femmes bass guitarist Brian Ritchie, who composed the music for the episode. The field of phylog
A talk by First Dog on the Moon, with music by Emily Sheppard.A joyful meditation on the end of the world, taking refuge in Tasmania’s secluded and stunning environments, and drinking good whisky along the journey. Emerging at South Cape Bay, o
A talk by Christine Milne, Bob Brown, Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Tabatha Badger, and Todd Dudley, with music by Julius Schwing and Tilly Martin.When Tasmania’s iconic Lake Pedder was flooded in 1972 to create a reservoir in the
A talk by Dr Cathy Byrne and Dr Simon Grove, with music by Warren Mason and Ben Salter. When you go for a walk in the bush, you enter the realm of small species. Insects abound in our natural world, but many of us rarely take the time to look f
A talk by Professor Gretta Pecl, with music by Michael Fortescue.Climate change and rising sea temperatures are pushing Australian coastal marine species south, in search of cooler waters and more suitable habitat. But Tasmania’s east coast is
A talk by Andry Sculthorpe and Billy Paton-Clarke, with music by Emily Wurramara.Many Australians view fire as a destructive force, but there’s more than one type of fire. Aboriginal people have been burning this country for centuries, helping
A talk by Dr Jennifer Lavers, wih music by Maggie Abraham The small, brown, humble-looking mutton bird may not seem so exquisite upon first glance (or first sniff), but their modest appearance belies their incredible story. From throwing themse
A talk by Dr Andy Flies with music by Emily Sanzaro.Tassie Devil populations are at risk of extinction due to a devastating transmissible cancer that has wiped out huge numbers of the iconic species. But their plight has catalysed groundbreakin
A talk by Professor Barbara Holland with music by Brian Ritchie.The field of phylogenetics describes how all living things are related, and can be traced back to a common ancestor (one of Darwin’s key insights). As you wander through the ancien
A talk by David Walsh with music by Zac Henderson.Humans are flawed evaluators of past decisions. We place far too much emphasis on outcomes, with little consideration of inherent risk. When we learn to appreciate the importance of alternative
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