The 2013 Templeton Lecture, “WE ARE ALL POLYPS NOW: A meditation on art,
science and collectivity in the age of global warming” by Margaret Wertheim,
science writer and curator.
6:30pm, Monday 18 March, 2013
Eastern Ave Auditorium, University of Sydney.
Open to all, no bookings. Free admission.
Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted science writer and exhibition
curator whose work focuses on the relations between science and the wider
She is the author of three books on with the cultural history of physics:
Pythagoras’ Trousers, a history of the relationship between physics and
religion (Times Books/W.W. Norton paperback); The Pearly Gates of
Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet (W.W. Norton), and
Physics on the Fringe, which explores the phenomenon of “outsider science”
(Walker & Co).
Margaret has a B.Sc. in physics (University of Queensland) and a B.A. in
mathematics and computer science (University of Sydney). As a journalist,
she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Sciences, New
Scientist, The Guardian and many other publications. From 2000-2005 she
wrote the “Quark Soup” science column for the LA Weekly, sister paper to the
Village Voice, and is a contributing editor for Cabinet, the renowned arts