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When:

Thu 3 Jun 2010, 5:45pm–6:45pm

Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
  • Unwaged, concession, student: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Downstage

What can happen in rethinking the what, how and why of plugging into the grid? How can we better visualise and understand the production and consumption of energy and its loss and retention?

Guest speakers:
Julian Priest, Artist and Researcher - Julian was a co-founder of the early wireless network community consume.net and has been active in spectrum politics in support of an open spectrum in the public interest. His current artistic practice concerns the boundaries of technology and environment with a focus on energy. He shows, performs and writes internationally, and is director of the Green Bench project room in Whanganui.

Simon Coley, Energy Entrepreneur - Simon is a recognised design and creative director both nationally and internationally. In NZ he has been integral in the success of B_E_E and 42 Below, and has played a lead role in establishing NZTE’s Better by Design programme. He is currently one of the brains behind Powershop and the wave of Fairtrade bananas hitting New Zealand stores for All Good.

Chair: Hamish Campbell - Hamish Campbell is a Wellington-based geologist and senior scientist with GNS Science and science communicator at Te Papa. He was educated at Otago, Auckland and Cambridge universities and began his professional career as a palaeontologist with the New Zealand Geological Survey (DSIR) in 1978, with particular interest in Mesozoic fossils of New Zealand and New Caledonia. Since 1998, he has been part-time resident geologist at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and is the co-author of ‘In Search of Ancient New Zealand’.

Dialogues with Tomorrow: What is the role of imagination in envisaging a sustainable society?

Dialogues with Tomorrow places artists in conversation with scientists, business people and thinkers on themes related to climate change. In each session, an artist or cultural commentator presents ideas and work inspired by environmental issues.

A response is provided an expert in the field, followed by discussion that brings together the knowledge, ideas and reactions of the speakers.

Restaurants to book near Dialogues with Tomorrow: Future Networks