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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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Dave Bull – The Universe

Are you hard or soft? Someone asks you that during a phone conversation you’d usually hang up. Or be willing to put up with a pretty steep phone bill. Find out what Dave Bull‘s answer is in this pacey talk … Continue reading

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Lia Han – Stop Asking for a Lightsaber

Luke ran around the swamp on Dagobah encumbered by nothing more than an oddball green midget with a peculiar turn of phrase. We doubt that he would have been quite so nimble if he’d been dragging a four-ton power source … Continue reading

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Joe Cainey – How (not) to win at roulette

To start our sixth event we chose a talk that touched on a real core Ignite value – a “How To“. And boy, does Joe Cainey know about his subject – a third year PhD student at the University of … Continue reading

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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

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