TOWNSVILLE Search Results: “marine biology”
Life on the Great Barrier Reef
BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 07, 2013
"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."
In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it.
In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein.
Reap What You Sow: Connections between Land and Sea
BY PAUL COSTELLO
@ VOL 11
ON MAR 03, 2016
Paul Costello's work involves monitoring of water quality and reef health on the inshore GBR for the Marine Monitoring Program (MMP). Here to discuss human influences on both maters and the importance of communicating the findings of the MMP.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “marine biology”
Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavillion
Nov 29, 2012
cinema city norwich
Aug 11, 2013
Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Aug 02, 2013
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Royal Society Rooms
May 07, 2015
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Sep 18, 2015
Richmond Nature Park
Feb 11, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Feb 16, 2017
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Teatro Franco Parenti
Oct 03, 2017
One World, One Ocean
BY CLAIRE FACKLER
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 25, 2013
Ocean for Life, created in reponse to the 9/11 attack, is an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding in the context that we are all connected by one ocean. Claire Fackler talks about the areas and goals of the program and how students learn to have a greater appreciation and respect for the ocean as well as others who are culturally different.
Monsters of the Deep:Big and Small
BY ED MCGINLEY
@ VOL 5
ON OCT 28, 2014
Flagler professor Ed McGinley gives us a little insight at what we can find at the bottom of the ocean. From Dumbo octopus to bottom dwellers, there are more species at the bottom of the ocean than we can count. However, because of how we treat our trash, that ends up killing these uniqu looking creatures before we even get to discover them.
Building a Better Buoy
Artist, engineer, and Marine Mammal rescue volunteer, Doug Ross saw a need, and set out to fill it. In this presentation he shares his experience designing and developing "David Buoy," a streamlined tracking device to help rescuers track and assist whales trapped in fishing lines and other human debris.
Crinoids & Meditation
BY ALAN PALMER
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 01, 2016
"I don't think about anything else...I'm just looking down and finding the beauty and meditating..."
In Crinoids & Meditation At PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 7, Alan Palmer talks about his journey in finding his meditative method through collecting crinoids, the fossils left behind by primordial marine organisms, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He also shares a brief history of these ancient sea creatures as well as the connection between his hobby and meditation in his life.
Seahorses: enigmatic, enchanting, and endangered
BY SUZIE SAUNDERS
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 16, 2017
Suzie Saunders has studied marine biology at the University of Aberdeen and specialises in the aquaculture of fish. Her presentation gives a brief insight into the enchanting lives of seahorses and the struggles of seahorse conservastion.
Nature is Art
BY ANDY BROSNAN
@ VOL 20
ON JUN 02, 2017
Join Andy Brosnan as he recaps his life in Montauk and his journey into marine biology. He describes the local marine life that can be found locally and explains their importance in the ecosystem, as well as the boats used to make these important excursions.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
3D Printing Biology
In today's Presentation of the Day, "3D Printing Biology" from PKN Miami Vol. 26, we hear from Corrie Van Sice, who works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. Corrie has used 3D-printing technology to engineer proto-cells (structures that look like real cells -- they include a nucleus and cell walls -- but not made from anything living). She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok and posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take new and exciting direction.
Hands that Remember the Rifle
"Yes of course I'm alive, but as years have gone by I've become aware of the fact that I'm not in one piece -- that a part of me was left behind in that desert..." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Hands that Remember the Rifle" from PKN Albany, Georgia Vol. 2, former-U.S. Marine James Gillham recounts the devastating experiences he had serving in the Iraq War. He discusses the collateral damage of war, his battalion's first death, and the post-traumatic stress that affects each and every soldier upon their return home.
30,000 Foot View of Biology
Jarring thought: "We are as gods, and we may as well get good at it." -Stewart Brand Britt Way, a radio documentary producer in Toronto, uses her background in biology, evolution, genetics and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are headed towards a Sixth Extinction and our need to "play God" is more pressing then ever. In "30,000 foot View of Biology" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, she shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways.
Oceans of Data
"We want to 'whale-cast', we want to predict where they're at...so we can manage human use of the ocean to minimize impact on endangered species." Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. In "Oceans of Data" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, he discusses using data to map out plans for marine conservation.
Snipping the Fabric of Time
"I'm interested in the wonder, violence, and bewilderment of modern existence..." Justin Davies is an educator and artist. He likes to work in a range of media which he uses to integrate historical, scientific and aesthetic perspectives. In "Snipping the Fabric of Time" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 19, we see his work is also influenced by his love of film and by his studies in biology and history.
Tools for Design
“We used genetic algorithms to iterate through thousands of designs to find which one worked the best — it’s really an analogy to evolution.” Technology Futurist at Autodesk Jordan Brandt speaks on the tools designers use to get their ideas out into the world. In “Tools for Design” from a special Tokyo Designers Week 2014 edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 Jordan speaks about the power of the cloud, iterative design processes, synthetic biology and building machines and experiences for tomorrow.
Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design
"We applied that algorithm [extracted from xylem cell exoskeletons] to design objects at a different scale." From Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design at Brooklyn Vol. 4, David Benjamin, Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life, expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems. Whether it’s using living mussels and sensors to understand changes in water quality, or growing biodegradable bricks using the root-like structures of mushrooms and agricultural waste, and then building a structure using 10 thousand of these, the projects in action are a small window into our future.
PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF
Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us. A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron
When Art and Science Collide
“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’” In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.
No Guts, No Glory
"I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone just did what they want to do." In “No Guts, No Glory” from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7, Dr. Bert Rutten takes us on a journey into the world of personal development. Dr. Rutten shares how he developed from a forklift driver to a doctor in cardiovascular biology, and inspires us to do what really want – instead of what others think us to be capable of.