This panel examines the moral legitimacy of using drones as killing machines as well as for the surveillance of private citizens.
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If you’ve ever felt overawed, or even irritated, by someone’s endless knowledge of wine then this night of mythbusting will help get your own back.
There’s no mistaking someone who loves to show off their wine knowledge. The vintage, the terroir, the way the winemaker parts their hair.
These ‘wine wankers’ will snuffle and snort and pontificate their way through social occasions and explain at cellar doors how the wine could have been made differently.
Miss Pearls knows only too well. She used to sell wine at cellar doors and come face to face with these ‘experts’.
Bar manager Miss Pearls and sommelier Dan Sims turn those pretensions on their head with a hugely successful dissertation and imbibing session called ‘How Not to Drink Wine Like a Wanker’ which has enjoyed a sold-out season on top of a building during the 20th Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Participants, most of them women, learn how to taste and appreciate wine without boring others and get the chance to sample a range of reds, whites and champagne.
It all ends with Miss Pearls taking to a bottle of champers with a bayonet, in a glorious moment of French excess called sabrage!
On the way Dan and Miss Pearls debunk some old expectations of the vino, and explain there’s no stupid question when asking about what you’d like to drink.
On the eve of dConstruct 2012, Jeremy Keith hosts an evening of readings and chat with three of the brightest stars of the science-fiction world at the Pavilion Theatre in Brighton.
- Lauren Beukes, author of Moxyland, Zoo City, and The Shining Girls.
- Jeff Noon, author of Vurt, Automated Alice, and Channel SK1N.
- Brian Aldiss OBE, author of Hothouse, Nonstop, and the Helliconia trilogy.
Event details: http://brightonsf.adactio.com/
Question about future of radio make Ira angry. He optimistic about future of craft.
How digital technology affects our lives around the world.
Gareth Mitchell and Bill Thompson travel to the south coast of England for the first ever Brighton Digital Festival. It is an event that brings together hackers, digital artists and technophiles to explore the realms of digital technology. Hackers from a Mini Maker Faire demonstrate how they have repurposed various bits of old gadgetry. Click also hears from Honor Harger one of the organisers of the festival about the big questions that are being posed about our information society and where it is all going. Aral Balkan from Update joins the discussion to reflect on how companies need to make the various gadgets and digital tools more attractive for us to use. And there is a report on the plethora of digital art at the festival including the internationally renowned Blast Theory and Katy Connor’s Pure Flow.
Author and literary editor Stuart Kelly is a closet fan of collective nouns, those brilliant and brain-bending terms that allow us to junk a dullard ‘group’ or ‘flock’ for many more interesting and apt alternatives. Author of upcoming Scott-land (Birlinn) and veteran of West Port 09 with his wonderful “Book of Lost Books” (see last year’s podcast), Stuart’s event appeals to those who appreciate the linguistic greatness of a murder of crows, or the disparity between Sir Walter Scott’s influence and his status.
Brian Eno, curator of the 2010 Brighton Festival, talks to me about art’s role in creating an alternative future, the joys of curating a major arts festival, and why people in Moulsecoomb might just appreciate Afrobeat.
Recorded at the 2010 Festival launch at Brighton Dome.
Eight leading exponents of Irish traditional music brought an exquisite program of music to the Sydney Opera House under the umbrella of Masters of Tradition during the 2009 Sydney Festival.