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10/11/2020

Dr Karl, Australia's favourite science guru has a new book release : Surfing Safari through Science

Australia’s favourite science guru returns with a new haul of extraordinary stories from our incredible Universe – includes pop-up Dr Karl holograms!

Dr Karl is surfing the Universe for all that’s gnarly, awesome, weird and wonderful.

Why is sharpening a pencil in space a risky business?

What makes a sunset red and not blue?

How far would the Earth’s viruses reach if you laid them end to end?

Which animal grows an anus every time it needs to poo?

Find out how spiders can fly and count, whether 5G networks are safe, why we’re running out of sand, and the answer to the Question on Everyone’s Lips – how to make the best coffee.

Plus loads more, including pop-up Karl holograms!

So take a surfing safari with Dr Karl and get ready to Hang Ten – or wipe out.

 

10/11/2020

Mark Pesce's new book is essential reading on how technology influences us : Augmented Reality

Slated as 'the next big thing in tech', augmented reality promises to take the screen out of our hands and wrap it around the world via 'smart spectacles'. As a pervasive, invisible interface between the world and our senses, AR offers unparalleled capacity to reveal hidden digital depths, but it also comes at a cost to our privacy, our property, and our reality.

In this crucial and provocative book, Mark Pesce draws on over thirty years' experience to offer the first mainstream exploration of augmented reality. He discusses the exciting and beneficial features of AR as well as the issues and risks raised by this still-emerging technology - a technology that moulds us by shaping what we see and hear.

Augmented Reality is essential reading for anyone interested in the growing influence of this impressive but deeply concerning technology. As the book reveals, reality - once augmented - will never be the same.

 

01/09/2020

Ronni Kahn has written a heartfelt book : A Repurposed Life

As the owner of a successful events company, throwing away huge volumes of leftover food at the end of the day came with the territory. But when Ronni Kahn hit midlife, she found herself no longer able to turn a blind eye to her food waste problem. Hand delivering the untouched food to homeless shelters around Sydney became her renegade solution. Little did she know that fixing her small problem at work would lead her to unlock a hidden purpose at the very core of her inner life.

Now founder and CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest, Ronni leads hundreds of staff and thousands of volunteers with the goal to nourish Australia. She serves in an advisory capacity to government and is an instrumental leader in changing federal laws to improve social justice and environmental policies.

A Repurposed Life is the story of how Ronni found her voice, her heart and her deepest calling. From her early years growing up under the brutal system of apartheid South Africa, to a socialist commune in Israel, Ronni finally settled in Australia to discover a profound new way of living. Shared with the humour, warmth and energy that have made her an internationally renowned keynote speaker, this heartfelt exploration of the choices that define us will speak to anyone seeking a more passionate expression of being alive.