Category Archives: creativity

The Voyagers: A Short Film About How Carl Sagan Fell in Love – Brain Pickings

This is a lovely story and a wonderful example of remix culture. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui “The Voyagers are not the most distant man-made objects in space and their journey will now go on, literally, forever. They’ll probably be the … Continue reading

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A Matter of fact: Talking truth in a post-truth world. Jess Berentson-Shaw.

I’m reading, absorbing; reflecting on – Jess Berentson-Shaw’s, A Matter of Fact. The book is tiny…. part of the series put out by New Zealand publisher BWB. The series are fascinating monographs by expert’s on their subject. They are like … Continue reading

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Mapping the human body through paper art – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

This is glorious. Have a wonderful week. “Science made this possible” Berlin-based paper artist Katrin Rodegast crafts limbs, bones and organs out of Zurich city maps Source: Mapping the human body through paper art – in pictures | Art and … Continue reading

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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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