Science Alumni at the University of Melbourne
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How we’re using science to fix the mess we’ve made.
From introduced invasive species to pollution and climate change, we’re now facing a lot of issues that society has created itself. This Dean’s Lecture will explore scientific solutions to anthropogenic problems, with speeches including:
- Saving urban platypus with smart rainwater tanks (& their owners!)
- Are toad-smart quolls the key to saving a species?
- Can we save our coral reefs? Building a toolbox for when greenhouse gas mitigation isn’t enough.
- Identifying unknown problem chemicals in the environment
These will be followed by a Q&A panel with all speakers.
This lecture will be hosted online and in-person. Please select your preferred option when booking tickets.
New tastemakers and Australia’s post-digital literary culture: The book as concept investigates the impact of digital technologies on patterns of taste-making in Australian literary culture. The project examines how engagements with digital publishing and social networking platforms have changed the ways in which Australian literature is produced, distributed and consumed, and addresses the questions of what this means for the future of Australian literature. This seminar presents their book-to-date, chapter-by-chapter on transnational public affairs nonfiction, literary celebrity, the use of big data by publishers, publishers’ networks and marketing practices, and the relationship between literary prizes and social media.
This panel discussion brings together five leading experts in their respective fields, to discuss.
Attendees will be encouraged to use the Chat function for Q & A.
This session will be recorded but will not be distributed or made publicly available.
The fourth session in the Media@UniMelb Seminar Series presented by the Media and Communications program in the School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts.