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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 is linking seemingly unrelated material. Synaesthesia is most common amongst creative people. Part of the University’s Festival of Ideas on the theme of ‘Extremes’. Prof. Jamie Ward from Sussex University presented the neuroscience of synaesthesia.  This was followed by an illustrated talk by Rhea, who related the influences of synaesthesia in her life and family, and its consequences in her creativity. Related Links Wolfson College Prof. James Ward, Sussex University Neurologist Vilayanur...

‘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 to address.

Dr Jane Goodall at Earth Optimism Conference

Jane Goodall
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, she made a considerable contribution to our understanding of animal behaviour. She spoke with simple dignity and caring for all creatures on earth. Dr Goodall said that there are no sharp lines dividing us from the animal kingdom; also that during her career she had time to be out in the rainforest and could feel the interconnectedness between all the different species and how each one had its role to...

Dance of Light Premier | Fundraising Event for the Woodland Trust

Premier Photo
  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 wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the wonderful sum of £660 raised for ancient woods at your ‘Dance of Light’ project event...” This event ushered in a new period of the Dance of Light project. Step by step, we hope the project will unfold and assist both nature and humans, for we are part of nature. Thanks to the team: Ichitaro Saito, Afron Monro, Glenn...

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' places the first in context. The Dance of Light team is delighted to announce the launch of the project after years of dedicated work. We hope this project might inspire a greater sense of harmony amongst humans and nature. As Dr. Ichitaro Saito, who filmed 'Dance of Light' stated: “I have always believed that science and technology would enrich people's material and biological life, never thought that it would also...