Living Data

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned
that this program contains images and voices of deceased persons.

Living Data

Art from Climate Science:
Science Art & Talks

Presentations INDEX


Living Data exhibition at the Muse gallery, Ultimo TAFE
for the 2013 Ultimo Science Festival, Sydney, September 12-22

What do we know about climate change and how are we responding?

There's a lot of talk about the need for collaboration between cultures, disciplines and institutions, to develop a sustainable future, but not a lot of time to build the trust to share the data, stories, hypotheses and images to inspire and enable action for change. For the 2013 Ultimo Science Festival, scientists, artists and designers come to Sydney from as far away as Antarctica to inspire and inform.


Contributors: Kirralee Baker, Jennifer Clark, Blake and Tristian Copeland, Martina Doblin, Christina Evans, Paul Flecther, William Gladstone, Peter Jones, Rose McGreevy, Madison Haywood, So Kawaguchi, Eveline Kolijn, Anthony Larkum, Carina Lee, Andrea Leigh, Brad Miller, Caterina Mocciola, Steve Nicol, Simon Pockley, Antonia Posada, Vikki Quill, Daniel Ramp, Lisa Roberts, Juanita Sherwood, Melissa Smith, Paul Sutton, Takuya Suzuki, Leanne Thompson, Dean Walsh, Shona Wilson, Josh Wodak, Malou Zuidema

Exhibition designby UTS Designer Juan Cabellowith his students.


EXHIBITIONS 10-5pm Monday-Sunday, 12-22 September 2013

Sex in the sea Living Data Atrium

Level 4, Building 4 (Science), University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Living Data: Art from climate science at The Muse

Ultimo TAFE, Harris Street Ultimo (opposite ABC Studios)

Curator: Lisa Roberts,Artist, Living Data program leader, Visiting Fellow, Science, Design, Arts & Social Sciences (UTS)
Shadow curator: Paul Sutton, Photographer, Associate lecturer in Design (UTS)
Exhibition installation and signage: With students of John Cabello, Lecturer in Design (UTS)


EVENTS at The Muse 12-22 September 2013

Opening, Thursday 12 Sept. 4-6 pm

Food: Relationships with things we eat

Professor William GladstoneHead, School of the Environment, Science (UTS) leads a Discussion with:

Professor Juanita Sherwood Indigenous Australian scholar from the Transforming Cultures Research Centre, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (UTS)

Dr Steve NicolAdjunct Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and an Honorary Fellow at the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, University of Tasmania

Dr So KawaguchiPrincipal Research Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and Manager of the AAD Krill Research Program.

Dr Daniel Ramp,Senior Lecturer, School of the Environment, Science (UTS) and Co-founder of THINKK - the think tank for kangaroos, an academic forum that fosters greater understanding among Australians of kangaroos


Forum, Sunday 15th Sept. 2-3pm

How we know things: Understanding through art and science

Presentations and Discussions

Introductions: Dr Lisa Roberts

Darwin's Legacy to Art: Adjunct Professor Anthony LarkumSenior Researcher with the Climate Change Cluster (C3) (UTS) with special interests in photosynthesis, coral bleaching, Biofuel production, and the role of the arts in science

Practicing as Scientists and Artists: An informal discussion with Dr Andrea Leighand Peter Jones School of the Environment, Science (UTS) and artists Antonia Posadaand Shona Wilson


Forum, Wed 18th. Sept. 6-7pm

Data for action: How we act on what we count, weigh and measure

Introductions and Discussions with

Dr Simon Pockley, Designer, Activist and former Business Analyst for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS)

Dr. Martina Doblin, Senior Research Fellow and Kirralee Baker, PhD candidate, both C3 (UTS)

Brad Miller,Researcher and Design Senior Lecturer at the The College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

Dr Josh Wodak,Artist, Researcher, Creative Director Australia


Opening, Thursday 12 Sept. 4-6 pm
Food: Relationships with things we eat
Video by Jason Benedek
Music by Angus and Jason Benedek


Forum, Wed 18th. Sept. 6-7pm
Data for action: How we act on what we count, weigh and measure
Video by Lisa Roberts
Music by Angus and Jason Benedek