Ideas and innovation webcasts
Webcasts in this category address issues including science, technology, ideas, the environment, engineering and business.
In the year of Digital Futures at SLQ, world-renowned British mathematician and open access campaigner Sir Timothy Gowers came to SLQ during his whirlwind tour of Brisbane.
Sir Timothy Gowers is professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), and recipient of the Fields Medal, Sylvester Medal of the Royal Society of London and the De Morgan Medal of the University of Cambridge.
Sir Timothy also campaigns against publishing houses (specifically Elsevier) monopolising access to academic journals and restricting the free exchange of information. The boycott, known as The Cost of Knowledge, was initiated by Sir Timothy in 2012 with the support of thousands of academics around the world.
In this audio recording, Sir Timothy discusses the role libraries play in access to knowledge, the Open Access agenda and the digitisation of information in the age of digital citizenship.
The event was held:
Date: Thursday 29 June, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding An afternoon with Sir Timothy Gowers.
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The word ‘luxury’ is ubiquitous in contemporary society, describing everything from handbags to holidays, but what does it actually mean? Is our luxury obsession a new one, or has it always been with us? Join Dr Nadia Buick, fashion curator and co-director of The Fashion Archives, as she discusses luxury fashion culture with an esteemed panel of experts: Professor Dan Hunter, Melinda O’Rourke, Professor Jennifer Craik and Mitchell Ogilvie
MC: Professor Suzi Vaughan
Date: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Venue: Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival lecture: Luxury and fashion.
Like many Queensland industries, innovation has been a key factor defining our state’s fashion designers and dressmakers. Designers such as Janet Walker, Sarah Jenyns, Paula Stafford and Gwen Gillam have created a legacy that continues today.
Join Dr Michael Marendy, curator and textiles conservator, and Clare Collyer, designer, in conversation with Ian Townsend about Queensland’s unique fashion history and future.
Date: Tuesday 19 August 2014
Venue: John Oxley Reading Room
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Fashion innovators - then and now.
New Zealand has quietly become a complex Pacific nation with a polyphony of voices. With multiculturalism come questions of identity: Who decides who is a 'New Zealander'? How is place defined for those who migrate among the islands of the Pacific, Southern and Tasman oceans? How has an increasingly diverse population contributed to New Zealand's wealth of artistic and literary talent?
Join acclaimed author Lloyd Jones, co-editor of Griffith REVIEW 43: Pacific Highways, as he presents on 'what to write about', and engages in a broader discussion on the exchange of people and culture in New Zealand and how the authority of the writer's voice imagines or defines a place. Lloyd is introduced by Griffith REVIEW founding editor Julianne Schultz.
Pacific Highways explores the points of resistance and overlap and challenges perceptions of New Zealand from both sides of the Tasman.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.
Date - Thursday 10th April, 2014
Time - 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue - Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Griffith Review 43: Pacific Highways.
Join key figures from the Queensland Cultural Precinct as they share their insight and experiences on the current state of play within the Australasian GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) and where the future might lead.
Listen in as Janette Wright (State Librarian, SLQ), Chris Saines (Director, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art), Jillian Marsh (Queensland Museum), and guest speaker Jenny Harper (Director, Christchurch Art Gallery) discuss new directions in providing access to collections and services.
Date: Wed 26 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Think Outside invites local, national and international design thinkers to contemplate a ‘wicked problem’ outside their area of expertise, offering new and unexpected solutions for discussion.
Think Outside: Economy, the final event in the series, asks design thinkers 'how might we design a more ethical and sustainable economic system?'
Many believe the existing model of capitalism is “broken”. However, like many of today’s “broken” mechanisms, capitalism is a system, a system designed by people. We therefore have the ability (and responsibility) to design a new system - an improved system.
Each speaker has 10 minutes to present their ideas, setting the platform for a considered debate and discussion around the practical implications of these new ideas. The audience was invited to respond to the challenge prior to the event and to share their thoughts as part of the final debate and discussion.
Speakers: Marcus Westbury and Alison Kubler.
Date: Tuesday 5 November, 2013 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Lecture delivered at State Library of Queensland on Thursday 24 October 2013
Think Outside invites local, national and international design thinkers to contemplate a ‘wicked problem’ outside their area of expertise, offering new and unexpected solutions for discussion using design thinking. Think Outside: Environment, the second event in the series asks design thinkers 'how might we design a model of sustainable eco-tourism?'
Eco-tourism refers to nature-based tourism. Issues around the topic of eco-tourism include confusion around certification and standards, the environmental impact of visitors, natural resource management and social responsibility.
The design thinkers making up the panel for this event are John Thackara (UK) from Doors of Perception, Tamsin O’Neill, editor of Green Magazine, and Sidonie Carpenter, from Green Canopy Design Pty. Ltd.
Each speaker has 10 minutes to present their ideas, setting the platform for a considered debate and discussion around the practical implications of these new ideas. The audience is invited to respond to the challenge prior to the event and to share their thoughts as part of the final debate and discussion.
Date: Tue 15 Oct 2013
Venue: slq Auditorium 1, level 2