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April
2012

DeSForM – The most inspiring thing I’ve seen in years

I am a very lucky girl.  Last week, I managed to drag myself from my Lair of Sickness to attend the now-annual 2012 DeSForM (Design Semantics of Form and Meaning) conference. And what a treat it was, if nothing else remining me of how much I’d like to retrain in this space some day(a dream of mine since attending the R.C.A. Design Interactions graduate show in a London park in 2009). The conference, held in […]

nerd nite 10: Of the Strange, the Alien and the Device

Well, I know have a full linup and details for nerd nite Wellington #10, which is happening this Monday, 23rd April, from 6pm at Hotel Bristol. Details are already available on the nerd nite Wellington website, Facebook page etc, but I figured I’d share them here, too :) I’ve changed the format a little and will only be having three speakers from now on, but this one promises to be a good’un, covering quantum mechanics […]

Come to Science in the City!

Something pretty exciting’s happening this Thursday, 12th April, in Auckland (New Zealand) :) Yep, Science in the City is taking place, from 9am to 8pm, at The Cloud. But what, I hear you cry, is this ‘Science in the City’?  Well, NIWA and a bunch of other sciencey organisations* are going to be taking over The Cloud to show off some of their awesome science.  And what they get up to, and discover, and research, […]

So you think science is hogwash?

I think this piece almost perfectly sums up why I struggle not to become Quiet and Sarcastic* with anti-science people.   You stare into your high definition plasma screen monitor, type into your cordless keyboard then hit enter which causes your computer to convert all that visual data into a binary signal that’s processed by millions of precise circuits, which is then converted to a frequency modulated singal to reach you wireless router where it […]

nerd nite Wellington 10, featuring Mars, quantum mechanics and Mad Makers

This month’s edition of nerd nite Wellington looks to be a cracker. Or, possibly, a corker.     To celebrate the 10th edition,we’ve got people talking about making mad gadgets (and noises with them), KiwiMars and quantum mechanics. April 23rd, from 6pm. And two of them are Scibloggers!  Elf Eldridge and Roger Hanson, to be precise. More details soon – keep an eye on this blog, or the nerd nite twitter stream, Facebook page (And […]