Category Archives: Ignite Bristol #5

Julian Baggini – Are you an illusion?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xin-_TvyOg] In a great talk to round off our evening, Julian Baggini left us with quite a thought to take home with us: is what we think of as “I” a singular indivisible entity, or are we a unique … Continue reading

Posted in Ignite Bristol #5, Talks | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Michael Harratt – Art in Science. Fluorescence Microscopy

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Nv-exKZF8] If pondering modern art is not for you, how about marvelling at the art of the everyday process? Michael Harratt presents a series of remarkable images that reveal the internal goings-on of cells, from those that glue us … Continue reading

Posted in Ignite Bristol #5, Talks | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gill Nicol – Contemporary Art. Why Bother?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIwRtT1nR5M] What does art mean to you? Is it inspiring or infuriating? If you’re the type of person who wonders how to relate to a black bin bag on the floor of a gallery then Gill Nicol understands your … Continue reading

Posted in Ignite Bristol #5, Talks | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Martin Couzins – Cycle lanes. Designed not to be used.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkqPyDhVY5A] The “nudge” was the political notion of last summer – getting people to do what you want by gentle prompting them to do it themselves, rather than forcing them. On that line, committed cyclist Martin Couzins points out, … Continue reading

Posted in Ignite Bristol #5, Talks | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Declan Fleming – Clouds Suck

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu0rEuohIso] Who wouldn’t want their very own pet cloud to carry around with them? No-one, that’s who. Declan Fleming‘s remarkable, ambitious talk featured so many props we doubted it could work. We were wrong. Learn about the weight of … Continue reading

Posted in Ignite Bristol #5, Talks | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Anthony Wood – Are Humans evolving to have Twins?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlC9LstS9iM] Teenage mothers tend to get a hard time, but Anthony Wood likes them because they seem to provide strong evidence that perhaps, just perhaps, humans are evolving to be a bit more more like, well, armadillos! Anthony’s talk … Continue reading

Posted in Ignite Bristol #5, Talks | Tagged , , | Leave a comment