Fantastic Science X Pecha Kucha

THE NUCLEUS @ SOUTH BANK PIAZZA

Summary

Imagine if you had to explain your weird and wonderful scientific passion with only 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each.

World Science Festival Brisbane has laid the Pecha Kucha challenge to a stellar line up of fantastic science types including Australian music superstar and passionate science lover Paul Dempsey, psycho-sexologist and Lovehoney ambassador Chantelle Otten, award-winning pain specialist Professor Tasha Stanton and performance creativity and climate science researcher Dr Linda Hassall.

You can discover PechaKucha in action at World Science Festival Brisbane. We’re covering all the big topics with five very big names – from sex, music and pain to star dust and climate change:

  1.  Something for Kate’s Paul Dempsey will take you through the science of making and listening to music
  2.  Psycho-sexologist and Lovehoney ambassador Chantelle Otten will uncover the positive impacts of sex and sex toys
  3.  Physicist and mathematician Dr Chris Ferrie will explore star dust, human atoms, and how we borrowed life from the birth of the universe
  4.  Award-winning pain specialist Associate Professor Natasha Stanton will discuss pain, the brain and perceptual trickery and how we can trick the brain for our own good
  5.  Performance creativity and climate science researcher Dr Linda Hassall will show you how contemporary artists can use theatre, dance and visual methods to engage with climate change

The entertaining and enlightening night will close with a special performance by Paul Dempsey.

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Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey

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Paul Dempsey

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Chantelle Otten

Chantelle Otten

Speaker

Chantelle Otten

Chantelle is Australia’s leading Sexologist and is LoveHoney’s ambassador. She runs the largest Sexology clinic in Australia and is the bestselling author of The Sex Ed You Never Had. Chantelle...

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Tasha Stanton

Natasha Stanton

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Natasha Stanton

Associate Professor Tasha Stanton is the Osteoarthritis Research Theme Lead for IIMPACT in Health at The University of South Australia, Adelaide and a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)...

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Linda Hassall

Linda Hassall

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Linda Hassall

Linda is Field of Study Coordinator Drama Major and Program Director Bachelor Creative Industries School Humanities Griffith University. She has 30 years experience in the theatre industry as a director, playwright,...

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Chris Ferrie

Chris Ferrie

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Chris Ferrie

Chris Ferrie is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and the Centre for Quantum Software and Information. His research interests include quantum learning and control. He obtained...

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Sarah Kanowski

Sarah Kanowski

Moderator

Sarah Kanowski

Sarah Kanowski co-presents Conversations on ABC Radio and podcast. She previously presented Books and Arts on ABC RN and joined the ABC as a producer on Late Night Live. Sarah...

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Accessibility
This is an outdoor event and the World Science Festival Brisbane ensures that its venues are as physically accessible as possible. The precinct is relatively flat with a mix of grass and paved surfaces. To discuss your individual needs and to book any access services, please contact us.

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COVID-19

The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers at the Queensland Museum and World Science Festival Brisbane is our priority. World Science Festival Brisbane events in 2022 will operate in line with Queensland Government public health measures. Festival attendees aged 16 years or over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination (unless medically exempt) on entry to festival venues. Learn More 

SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

SparkLab

Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, an interactive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) space, ideal for 6 to 13 year olds.

Modelling the Solar System

In this activity, students use fractions to create scaled model planets.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 5
Earth Space

Medicine Box Collection Item

Wooden medicine boxes and chests like this one were popularly used from at least the beginning of the 19th century and into the early 20th century. They contained an assortment of medicines, pharmaceuticals and home remedies and were a vital part of daily life.

Contains curriculum links to:
All years
History 

EVENT CANCELLED

Cost

Adult $25

Concession $20

Child (3-15 years) $15

Family (2 adults + 2 children) $70

Eligible for bundle discount, buy 4 or more tickets to selected events and save 20%

Location

The Nucleus @ South Bank Piazza, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Adults

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