When Stephen Hawking died I immediately thought back to his appearance in hologram form at the Sydney Opera House in 2015, where he was interviewed by fellow physicist Paul Davies. It was a novel use of technology, with a charming Star Trek twist as he was ‘beamed out’ at the end of the interview but … Continue reading Holograms at the Sydney Opera House
“For a revolution that supposedly failed, the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s scored a string of enduring victories. Environmentalism, feminism, civil and gay rights, as well as styles of music, fashion, politics, therapy and intoxication: In more ways than many of us realise, we live in a world created by the ‘60s … … Continue reading Food Culture in the Anthropocene
What I hope readers take away from my book that captures the Sydney Opera House as a living thing is a David Attenbourghian sense of discovery. Of encountering an ecosystem, being thrilled and amazed by the behaviour of the creatures you find there, the complexity of their reliance upon one another, and surprised by the … Continue reading Being David Attenborough in my Sydney Opera House Book.