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Are Angels OK (RNZ)

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A series of programmes arising from a collaboration between eminent New Zealand writers and physicists. The project is named Are Angels OK and is the work of The Royal Society, The MacDiarmid Institute and the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.

A series of programmes arising from a collaboration between eminent New Zealand writers and physicists. The project is named Are Angels OK and is the work of The Royal Society, The MacDiarmid Institute and the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.

Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

A series of programmes arising from a collaboration between eminent New Zealand writers and physicists. The project is named Are Angels OK and is the work of The Royal Society, The MacDiarmid Institute and the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.

Language:

English

Contact:

Radio New Zealand House 155 The Terrace P O Box 123 Wellington 04 474 1999


Episodes

Part 4 - Two Worlds

1/21/2006
Janet Frame once wondered why 'Heat, light and sound can't be the domain of writers and artists'. In this panel discussion artists and physicists discuss how and when they can and can't, and how art feeds science and science feeds art.

Duration:00:53:05

Part 3 - The Catalogue of the Universe

1/14/2006
The universe is not symmetrical and nor is common sense necessarily sensical - in Catalogue of the Universe, New Zealand's most loved children's author Margaret Mahy catalogues her own fascination with science and knowledge and investigates the illogic of fact, the boundaries of fact and fiction and of research and imagination.

Duration:00:43:57

Part 2 - The Poetry of Physics, Hunting the Metaphor

1/7/2006
Physics was the beautiful girl in the class and Glenn Colquhoun was the boy who she refused to dance with. But he knew she would be hers one day. Today is that day. In Hunting the Metaphor Glenn Colquhoun remembers his own daunting dalliances with physics and performs a series of poems crafted around the equations that describe our universe.

Duration:00:44:37

Part 1- Everything We Know

12/31/2005
If science indicates that wars and murders are a natural phenomenon does this mean we should accept them as a part of our world? In Everything We Know, writer and comedian Jo Randerson looks at the lessons we can learn on the intersections of science, religion and art.

Duration:00:39:27