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What is Beauty

What is Beauty – did anyone notice the upcoming wine and cheese event to be held at Bruce Hall on Monday 20 April at 7pm.

Speakers include Dr Michael Barnsley (ANU mathematician and fractal artist) and Dr Alistair Nobel (ANU school of music) 

….and an exhibition of artwork by ANU school of art students

…any painters?



April 15, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. this looks really interesting. it’s so good to see the cross discipline discussions. so relevant and would love to be there.

    Comment by liz bodey | April 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. is it possible to ‘record’ main discussion?

    Comment by liz bodey | April 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. Liz I did asked the organizers if they were recording it, but I don’t think so.
    It was a student event in one of the student residences. Speakers were; Michael Barnsley, a scientist who makes fractal pictures, Alistair Noble from the Music School, Jude Rae and myself. A couple of students did a humorous introductory piece after which each of us spoke for twelve minutes, then questions. It was fairly light-hearted, good cheese and wine to go with an interesting evening.

    Alistair’s address was thoughtful and essentially opted for an interpretation of beauty as a result of cultural context and influences, and processes in the mind. Michael I think saw beauty as more external and was interested in what might stay consistent across responses to what people perceived as beauty. Jude talked more directly to the visual arts and contemporary practice. She might like to say more herself.And I can send you a copy of what I said if you like.

    Anybody else like to enter the fray?

    Comment by Vivienne | April 20, 2010 | Reply

  4. how did the talk go Vivienne? it is a subject that can be approached from so many angles. many things etc are beautiful but none is beauty itself. it seems to be something else, something further?

    Comment by liz bodey | April 20, 2010 | Reply

  5. Exactly! Its a bit of a nightmare really. This was pretty light, not really able to go very deep in a format like this. It was enjoyable I hope with enough to make people take it further themselves. If you click on this it should take you to my contribution.

    Comment by Vivienne | April 21, 2010 | Reply

  6. thanks for the copy

    Comment by liz bodey | April 21, 2010 | Reply

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