Podcasts

  • Eliminating the Idea of Waste

    3 March, 2014

    Channel:
    Sydney Ideas
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of Terracycle

    Tom Szaky dropped out of Princeton University to found TerraCycle. Today his company collects and recycles over 100 different kinds of products that were considered 'non-recyclable' garbage, in over 24 different countries. In this Sydney Ideas presentation Tom details how by mimicking nature and focusing on the value inherent in our by-products, we can transform the waste we can’t avoid creating from useless trash to a useful resource.

    • 1 hour, 31 mins
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  • Enforced Disappearances: the case of Sombath Somphone

    26 February, 2014

    Channel:
    Sydney Ideas
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Shui Meng Ng, Wife of Lao disappeared prominent community development worker Sombath Somphone

    In her first public appearance in Australia since Sombath’s disappearance, Shui Meng Ng talks about Sombath Somphone, the man and his work, the contextual background that could have caused his disappearance, and the impact this incident has on Lao society, and especially on Lao civil society development.

  • In Conversation with Lionel Shriver

    26 February, 2014

    Channel:
    Sydney Ideas
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Lionel Shriver

    Lionel Shriver writes big, feelingful, socially and emotionally engaged novels of everyday horror, perversion and compulsion in the tradition of Flaubert and Wharton. This is an exclusive Sydney conversation between Lionel and University of Sydney academic and poet, Associate Professor Kate Lilley

    • 1 hour, 23 mins
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  • Exploring the Anthropo-scenery

    25 February, 2014

    Channel:
    Sydney Ideas
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Professor Romand Coles, Professor David Schlosberg, Professor Giovanna di Chiro

    This is the age of the anthropocene. A controversial term that is resisted by some and embraced by others, this Sydney Ideas event explores the social and political potential of the term. Three separate talks consider concepts of hope, justice and sight in this unprecedented epoch. Surrender to human domination of the natural world.

    • 1 hour, 39 mins
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  • Six Years After the Crisis: Is a Different Capitalism Possible?

    20 February, 2014

    Channel:
    Sydney Ideas
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts, UK

    More than five years after the financial crisis the world is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong and what needs to be done. Geoff Mulgan sets out what new political settlements might look like – reshaping how the economy is organised, as well as the very nature of government.

    • 1 hour, 34 mins
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  • How Nature Makes Materials

    20 February, 2014

    Channel:
    Sydney Ideas
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Professor Ullrich Steiner, Physics of Materials, University of Cambridge

    In this lecture Professor Dirk Matten examines the history of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and looks at three important questions. Why has it emerged? What has it really achieved? And, what is the future of corporate engagement with societal needs?

    • 1 hour, 10 mins
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  • The Enigma of the 'Responsible' Corporation

    18 February, 2014

    Channel:
    Sydney Ideas
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Professor Dirk Matten, Schulich School of Business, York University

    In this lecture Professor Dirk Matten examines the history of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and looks at three important questions. Why has it emerged? What has it really achieved? And, what is the future of corporate engagement with societal needs?

    • 1 hour, 22 mins
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  • Emotion Tracking and Interventions for Memory, Health and Awareness

    11 February, 2014

    Channel:
    Sydney Ideas
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Mary Czerwinski, Research Manager of the Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group at Microsoft Research

    In this lecture Mary Czerwinski describes novel systems and applications her and her team are designing that perform mood detection and interventions in real time using mobile technology.They are exploring “sticky” user interface ideas to help users reflect on and manage their affective experiences

    • 1 hour, 11 mins
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  • In conversation: David Malouf, Bruce Beresford and Virginia Duigan discuss Jeffrey Smart

    18 January, 2014

    Channel:
    University of Sydney
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    David Malouf, Bruce Beresford and Virginia Duigan

    The passing of seminal Australian visual artist Jeffrey Smart in 2013 was marked by the University Art Gallery’s exhibition Recondita Armonia – Strange Harmonies of Contrast. Internationally renowned novelist, writer and curator of this exhibition David Malouf, famed film and opera director Bruce Beresford and novelist Virginia Duigan discuss their decades of friendship with the painter and the life of Australian artist expatriates in Tuscany.

    • 1 hour, 8 mins
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