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Presentation on Synaesthesia

Neuroscientist Prof. James Ward and Artist Rhea Quien On Synaesthesia Wolfson College, Cambridge University, 16 October 2018 Synaesthesia is a compounding of the senses. Some people have their senses linked, so a number may evoke a colour, a sound may evoke a visual image. There are many kinds of synaesthesia. It enables metaphorical thinking, that...

How the incredible power of plants can save the world

Meet some of the people and organisations, who are making a difference. Sebastian Pole gave a talk entitled 'How the incredible power of plants can save the world' at 'Earth Optimism' held at Cambridge Conservation Initiative on the 22 of April 2017. He is the co-founder of Pukka Herbs.

M4MI | Anglia Ruskin University Collaboration

This post features seven collaborative works between Rhea and composers from the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. In the Music for the Moving Image (M4MI), module run by Krisztián Hofstädter, the cohort creates original music and sound design for poetry, short films and games using acoustic and computer-based methods of composition. One assignment last semester was...

Prof. Toru Yamamori: The Task of Economy

“You can't be really happy while other people are poor and left in destitution.” was said by Prof. Yamamori, who studied economics at Cambridge University. Once again, as we listen to him, we find the concept of the interconnectedness of beings. In this video, he talks about his disillusion in his early education, how he...

‘Less stuff, more fun’ by Prof. Tim Jackson at Earth Optimism Conference

Professor Tim Jackson gave a talk entitled 'More fun, less stuff' at the Conference 'Earth Optimism' held at Cambridge Conservation Initiative on the 22 of April 2017. He is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey-Guilford. He says that consumerism and the notion of economic growth may be the most important issue we need...

Prof. Kazuhiro Taniguchi and the book Sakura

Prof. Kazuhiro Taniguchi from Keio University  kindly wrote a letter in response to the Dance of Light Films. He also sent the book Sakura about cherry blossom in the Kyoto temple gardens. Enjoy the delight of spring in this book, as we enter winter.  

Dr Jane Goodall at Earth Optimism Conference

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative held a conference called 'Earth Optimism' on the 22 April 2017. Elizabeth Allen, Collaborations and Communications Manager of Cambridge Conservation Initiative generously gave the Dance of Light team permission to show the contributions of the Conference on their website. Please don't miss this first contribution by Dr Jane Goodall. As a scientist,...

Dance of Light Premier | Fundraising Event for the Woodland Trust

  The Dance of Light Premier was kindly hosted by Prof. Bayliss-Smith. Thanks to the generosity of the visitors together we raised £660.00 for the ancient woodlands still existing on these islands. They contain the greatest biodiversity in Britain. Peter Vince opened the evening. He represented the Woodland Trust. The Director Beccy Speight wrote: “I just...

4 March 2017 Fundraising event

Dance of Light Pioneering, interdisciplinary fine art film Light art for Nature Fundraising event for the Woodland Trust Saturday 4 March 2017 6pm at St.John's College, Cambridge Palmerston Room in the Fischer Building Nature sounds from the British Library Nature Sound Archive accompany light art in 'Dance of Light' while the second film 'Dance of Light Vision'...

Cooperation for Nature

For many years I have taken retreats in nature, and I have been inspired by some of the people living in, and work for, nature. The great possibility of individuals and organisations working together to save nature became very apparent to me. This page presents some of their stories. ``Ai Monti” – an example of...

Fossil Necklace and Tree of Life

Katie Paterson held an exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge in June 2013 called ‘Fossil Necklace’; the necklace was hung in Little St. Peter’s Church next to Kettle’s Yard. Each bead was carved out of a fossil, some dating back to the beginning of life on earth during the Precambrian, more than 545 million years ago....

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