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Rosemary Baird

in Christchurch

The Problem with Selfies

PRESENTED ON MAY 04, 2015
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 23

Oral historian Rosemary Baird explains how selfies are ruining history, depriving historians of context and capture the everyday, transient, impermanent aspects of history (both social and built heritage).

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 3, 2015.

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Art of the Selfie

BY DEVON NICKELS
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 22, 2015

Devon Nickels suggest that we all take a selfie.

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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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Looking into selfie

BY BERNADETTE VONG
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Accomplished photographer Bernadette Vong talks about the concept of selfies – from its beginnings in the 19th century as a way of self branding to the fast-paced way that we use it today.

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Wire, the Australian Problem Solving Medium

BY MARK THOMSON
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

Mark Thomson, Advanced Research Director at the Institute of Backyard Studies, share about the wonders of wire! 

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3D Problem Solving

BY ALAN LISHNESS
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

"Everybody has something inside them that they want to make, and they just haven't figured it out yet."

In 3D Problem Solving, Alan Lishness shares his unique passion for creating unusual yet striking lamps made from scrap parts found in Portland, Maine. In this presentation, Alan encourages us to find what we love to make and start creating!

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The Problem with Hygge

BY ANNE FORGAN
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Anne Forgan presents the problem with Hygge.

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Selfie Life: A Love Letter

BY KATE GARDINER
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 27, 2017

Think “selfies” are the lowest form of expression in our increasingly digital world? We promise you’ll think differently after hearing local photographer Kate Gardiner's talk on why everyone (including you) should be taking them.

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On Selfies

BY MICHELLE SMYTH
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Michelle Smyth's Dad has been taking selfies for 45 years.  It's contagious.

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The Monty Hall Problem

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

The so-called "Monty Hall problem" is a probability puzzle that captured the public imagination when it was widely publicized in the early 1990s. This popularization and a backlash from flummoxed mathematics PhDs raised some interesting issues around gender. In his PechaKucha talk, Jay Hill explores a bit of this history and tries to give an explanation of the problem.