[ASC-list] science and technology at the Brisbane Writers Festival

Jenni Metcalfe jenni at econnect.com.au
Fri Sep 4 02:03:33 CEST 2009


Creativity: Art or Science?

Description:  Join the author John Birmingham, innovation advocate Rowan
Gilmore and neuroscientist Mandyam Srinivasan as they discuss the creative
passion shared by authors and scientists. What exactly do they have in
common?

Authors:  John Birmingham, Rowan Gilmore, Mandyam Srinivasan

Date:  11/09/2009 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Location:  slq Auditorium 1

Free/Ticketed:  Free

Chair:  Fred Watson

 This event will also include the launch  of the Queensland Government's
Science and Technology website (www.science.qld.gov.au)

 

Science is Stranger than Fiction

Description:  Marianne de Pierres and Peter McAllister join  UQ physicist
Paul Meredith to explore the boundaries between science fiction and science
fact and the endless possibilities in between.

Authors:  Marianne de Pierres, Peter McAllister, Paul Meredith

Date:  11/09/2009 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:  Queensland Terrace

Free/Ticketed:  Free

Chair:  Jack Heath

 

2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards

Description:  Short listed authors in conversation with Robyn Williams

Authors:  Science Writer Award, Robyn Williams

Date:  12/09/2009 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:  The Studio

Free/Ticketed:  Free  

  

The Department is also supporting this event presented by ABC Science:

 

CAFE SCIENTIFIC: The Science of Psychopaths in Storytelling

Description:  Good vs. Evil? Science vs. Fiction? Humans are capable of
great evil and great kindness. Do scientists think we can really learn from
psychopaths about our capacity for empathy, for good and for evil? Jeff
Lindsay, author of the Dexter series which inspired the cult hit TV series
of the same name, about an 'ethical' serial killer, is joined by Queensland
scientists specialising in psychology and criminology.

Authors:  Jeff Lindsay

Date:  13/09/2009 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:  The Breezeway Stage

Free/Ticketed:  Free

Chair:  Paul Willis

 

 

Jenni Metcalfe

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South Brisbane Q 4101

Australia

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phone: + 61 7 3846 7111, +0408 551 866

skype:  jenni.metcalfe

 

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