Apr 24

ISCAST member Ian Barns is participating in a conversation with Jonathan Cornford (Director of Mann Gum: Enough for All)  about his new book, Coming Back to Earth.

Apr 26

This talk at Melbourne University about the brain–machine interface might be of interest to ISCAST members. (ISCAST fellow Graeme Clark was a pioneer with his bionic ear.) The field is rife with ethical, philosophical, and theological issues as the human capacity to blur the lines between body and machine increases.

Apr 26
ISCAST friends might be interested in the Melbourne special screening of a film documenting the life of an extraordinary man. Hull's autobiography, Touching the Rock (1990), was described by Oliver Sacks as “Staggering. The most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read. It is, to my mind, a masterpiece.”
Date: Wednesday 26th April, 6.30pm
Venue: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton Vic.
Film: Notes on Blindness, with a special introduction by Jan Dale, Prof. John Hull's sister.

May 18

Topic: A God's Eye View of the World in the Divine Speeches to Job

Date: Thursday 18 May, 2017

Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm

Venue: St Peter's Hall, Eastern Hill, Melbourne

Cost: $15 (concession: $12)

Speakers: Rev. Dr Graeme Garrett

May 23

Date: Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30 pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Alan Gijsbers, MBBS, FRACP, FAChAM, DTM&H, PGDip Epi

Lecture Title: "Is the brain just a computer made of flesh? What does neuroscience say about who I am?"

Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW, (H6; downloadable map to come) The New College entrance is at 330 Anzac Pde, Kensington. 

Sep 15

Matter rich in mystery vastness is bearable only through love, radio telescope consciousness billions upon billions Drake Equation dream of the mind's eye with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence dream of the mind's eye Cambrian explosion.