Category Archives: creativity

Collection of space sounds released to mark 50 years since the moon landings – video | Science | The Guardian

This just plays to my love of science. (Should I get a tattoo on my forearm that says, “Science made this possible”). To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings later this month, an interactive collection of the sounds … Continue reading

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Second Oral History Workshop.

We met yesterday for the second workshop on collecting oral histories. I thought the interview I did would be useful here. The book is Art Matters: Because your imagination can change the world by Neil Gaiman. The correct quotation is, … Continue reading

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Shortland Street: The Musical (A Biased Review)

I’ve been to this wonderful musical twice already, and recommend it to you. From the opening car crash, to the middle truck crash, onto the ending hanging crisis, I was alert, amused and entertained. Once again Centerpoint shines and creates … Continue reading

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The Mental Load: Honoring Your Story Over Your To-Do List | Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

I struggle to write. Everyday my to-do-list grows longer with commitments that drag me out of the space where I can reflect, respond and report. When the work day finishes I’m zonked, wasted and useless; then onto YouTube and Kobo … Continue reading

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Everyone is ignoring the most interesting result from Finland’s basic income experiment | TreeHugger

There is a narrative that if we help people by providing social security benefits; they just become lazy. Is this true? Well, maybe not. The results of a Finnish Study trialing a universal benefit, showed that the recipients found work … Continue reading

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Sciblogs | Seeds of Change

For those who are interested (From my last blog) this is Bronwyn Hayward’s Science blog on Science Blogs New Zealand. Well worth a full read. Bronwyn Hayward The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change deliberately left making decisions about what … Continue reading

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Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity | Aeon Ideas

I like this. Would you steal a bunch of flowers from a graveside? The dark side of creativity means that you can be both clever and wicked What an fascinating subject. Creativity has a dark side. We already knew that. … Continue reading

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Student climate change protests: best of the banners – in pictures | Media | The Guardian

This is what hope looks like. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui The best banners and placards from Friday’s student climate change protests across the world Source: Student climate change protests: best of the banners – in pictures | Media | The … Continue reading

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Singing for science: How the arts can help students who struggle most — ScienceDaily

When I was a High-School teacher, I had a lesson where I taught the physical state of gasses, liquids, and solids; we began the class with an exercise where the students stood in a tight rigid organized group (solid), then … Continue reading

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Chemistry Department University Of Canterbury

I graduated with my Ph.D. in March 1990, almost thirty years ago. I haven’t been back to Canterbury University since. Sadly my supervisor, Professor Micheal Hartshorn, passed away, about a year ago. Going back; bought mixed feelings. I had no … Continue reading

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