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Wellington, New Zealand


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.




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


Part 4 - Two Worlds

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.

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

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