Category Archives: Talks

All our talks from our events, plus selected talks from around the world.

Julian Burrett – Stories are maps

Are stories just a user-friendly interface for dealing with the powerful computers housed in our  “ridiculously over-powered noggins”? That’s the question asked by Julian Burrett in this beautifully illustrated exploration of the purpose of story telling. Stories are complex mnemonics … Continue reading

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Anthony Wood – /^(pp+1)\1+$|^p?+$/

Anthony Wood first appeared on our stage when we popped it up in the big room at Spike Island with an interesting  reflection on twins. For his second appearance he proved he’s not a single-speed geek and cranked it up … Continue reading

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Natalie Chan – Sign Language As Performing Art

The beauty of language is often remarked upon, usually heard but rarely is it seen. Natalie Chan travelled to our stage from Dorset to tell us how the Hong Kong Sign Language Musical Theatre gives hearing and speech impaired people … Continue reading

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Sam Maher – The Serendipity of “What if…?”

What if we all made the effort ask “what if..?” every day? For Sam Maher, who seems to be working out the answer to “what if I simultaneously had more jobs than some people have in a lifetime?”, the results could be magical. … Continue reading

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James Laverack – My Little Pony: Friendship is magic

It started innocently enough – a couple of episodes on a phone in a quiet corner of the computer lab; hours later James Laverack was on the internet watching more. In no time at all he was arranging to watch … Continue reading

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Michelle Cioccoloni – Bigger Pictures

As Michelle Cioccoloni sat sketching the crowds at David Hockney’s recent exhibition at the Royal Academy she found her biro and paper drawings getting bigger – but not taking up more space; they were taking in more time. In her … Continue reading

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