Times out of joint
Date:15 May 2018, 4:30pm - 15 May 2018, 6:00pm
Wayne Hope's inaugural professorial address Although time is universally experienced it cannot be universally defined or comprehended. Rather, four kinds of time – epochality, time reckoning, temporality and coevalness shape human life. In his inaugural professorial address, Professor Wayne Hope argues that these different times have a global dimension and that contemporary time-related experiences are generated by global capitalism.
Robotics research in New Zealand
Date:3 May 2018, 6:00pm - 3 May 2018, 7:30pm
Professor Bruce MacDonald, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland We are constantly being told that robotic technology is soon going to dramatically change our lives. Indeed, it is true that robots, AI, machine-learning and automation have become much more affordable and capable in recent years. With less fanfare, at the same time, farms, factories, homes and offices have felt a strong need to automate some tasks that are currently done manually.
Planetary health and geology: how do rocks and people connect?
Date:1 May 2018, 4:30pm - 1 May 2018, 5:30pm
We have one earth, aged 4. 5 billion years. Geology illuminates space-time processes, explaining Earth-evolution.
Our changing world
Date:22 February 2018, 6:30pm - 29 November 2018, 8:00pm
Our Changing World - Massey University A series of 10 free public lectures - Albany campus, Auckland Will cyber-terrorism or North Korea be the biggest threats to our security? How will a culturally diverse society hold together, and what impact will the digital age have on future learning? Can mindfulness, poetry or religion be our secret weapons to cope with it all? These are among themes in a thought-provoking series of free public talks by leading lecturers, researchers and writers from Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, aimed at helping us get to grips with captivating and unsettling developments at home and abroad. ***** Flying under the radar: New Zealand’s fearless airmen of WWI Thursday 26 April 2018 | Dr Adam Claasen[http://www. massey.
Fascination science. Whale rescues: wildly irresponsible or responsible for the wild?
Date:24 April 2018, 7:00pm - 24 April 2018, 8:30pm
Despite costly, logistically challenging efforts to rescue live whales during a stranding, there remains a disconcerting lack of animal welfare evidence, including the impacts of human manipulation and the fate of rescued individuals. Karen talks about a record breaking 600 whale stranding event in Feb 2017, and the social, ethical and animal welfare issues surrounding rescue attempts. She offers considerations for future discourse, research and practice in the broader context of conservation welfare.
Doing urban space well
Date:13 March 2018, 6:30pm - 9 May 2018, 8:00pm
Fast Forward Autumn 2018 - The University of Auckland The School of Architecture and Planning's twice-annual talk series, Fast Forward, aims to foster debate, discussion and development within the disciplines of architecture, urban design and urban planning. This series we focus on the question: how can we do urban space well? As Auckland's population continues to grow and the city intensifies, a key challenge will be to provide high quality urban spaces. How can our urban spaces provide the liveability that has been the catch-cry for development in recent years? How can our designers make the most of our climate, culture and topography to provide for vibrant social activity, sustainable commerce and robust built form? From March to May, we offer a series of talks and discussions, ranging from design to politics and policy, to support both the public and the profession in ensuring Auckland's procurement of pertinent urban space.
Conference: Third International Conference on Well-Being and Public Policy
Date:5 September 2018, 9:00am - 7 September 2018, 6:00pm
The conference aims to (1) critically evaluate the rapidly expanding field of well-being research across a range of disciplines; (2) share the work of leading international organisations; and (3) distill ideas and practices which will aid governments in developing a well-being approach to public policy. Three plenary speakers announced so far include Edward Diener[https://psych. utah.