The sentient planet – technology as a super sense
- Date: 6 March
6.00pm – 7.00pm
$10. Tickets may be bought at the door or from the Royal Society website.
Royal Society of New Zealand Lecture Theatre, Te Whare Apārangi, 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon
Technology enables us to perceive and to act beyond the limits of our natural senses and to blur the boundaries between the natural and virtual worlds. We can now see what was previously invisible. What does this mean for our future?
Dr Mark Sagar, Director, Laboratory for Animate Technologies, Auckland Bio-engineering Institute, The University of Auckland and winner of two Academy Awards.
Richard Simpson, Curator of the Big Data exhibition and Director, Metabola.
Dr Cornel de Ronde, Research geologist, GNS Science and 2010 Prime Minister’s Science Communicator Prize winner for his work on exploration of the Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana and underseas volcanoes.
Places are limited, so booking through the Royal Society website is recommended.
Please ensure you are seated by 5.55pm as latecomers will not be admitted.
Part of the Big Data / Changing Place discussion series, chaired by Kim Hill
A series exploring the nature and implications of big data and how it may serve as a tool in facing the challenges of the current era.
The discussion was recorded for broadcast on Radio New Zealand. Listen to "The sentient planet" now.