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Scholars in Spotlight

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Architecture, Anime & The Depth of Cyberspace
Eric Wong: InstagramEric is an Architect, illustrator, design tutor and Senior Lecturer in University of Greenwich.He studied Art and Architecture at the Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cardiff University and later graduated with a masters from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.Eric was nominated for the RIBA President's Silver Medal and is a recipient of the Bartlett School of Architecture Medal for outstanding academic achievements in professional performance, the Sir Banister Fletcher Medal for highest marks in Part 2 graduate studies and the Fitzroy Robinson Drawing Prize for best drawings in Part 2 graduate studies.Jonathan WrootThe Paths of Zatoichi: The Global Influence of the Blind SwordsmanDr Jonathan Wroot is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at University of Greenwich and his research looks into Japanese cinema; transnational cinema. Jonathan's research has encompassed DVD special features; Japanese anime and processes of subtitling and dubbing; feature film adaptations of anime. Image: Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess (2021)Music: Whispers 
64:12 04/13/2022
Our Perfect Society, Artistic Expression and Funding a Documentary
Heather is a founder and former President. www.verite.org - an internationally recognized social auditing and workplace advocacy organization operating in fifty countries annually, monitoring HR policies, chemical safety, and legal compliance with health and safety standards.Sample of investigations of workplace and human rights violations:http://complicitfilm.org/https://www.b2bnn.com/2018/05/twitter-chat-recap-complicitfilm-human-cost-devices/http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/blog/1793/bangladesh_-_savar_solutions_and_fast_fashion_may_not_be_compatible/IMG: Credit
69:49 08/04/2021
What is Memory and Remembering Ourselves
Dr Annemarie Zijlema is a Lecturer in School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences at University of Greenwich.Her research interests include. User ExperienceDesign ThinkingMemoryInformation RetrievalInformation Seeking BehaviorInteraction DesignCognitive PsychologyAutobiographical MemoryDesign ResearchHuman-Computer InteractionC0u7hv8JGNrEisHQPrj3
49:10 02/08/2021
Prism of Human Geography
Adam Elliott-Cooper is a Research Associate at school of humanities in University of Greenwich. He received his PhD from the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, in 2016. He has previously worked as a researcher in the Department of Philosophy at UCL, as a teaching fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick and as a research associate in the Department of Geography at King's College London.IMG Credit - Ed Fairburn
54:55 11/27/2020
Vine of Amazon Jungle - Ayahuasca Retreat & Research Center
In this addition I talked to Carlos Tanner who initiated The Ayahuasca Foundation in 2008. Carlos Tanner, an American and student of curanderismo. After living and studying with a curandero for over four years, Carlos worked to provide a safe and effective way for people to not only receive treatment in the healing tradition of the Amazon but also to study the tradition, the way he had with his maestro. The idea for the Ayahuasca Foundation was born from a desire to spread the science of plant medicine back into the world.
114:59 08/02/2020
Nature in Lockdown & Grand Forces of Gaia - Full
Transdisciplinary design scientist and complex systems theorist Dr. Melissa Sterry is recognised as a world leading authority on the science, technology and thinking that could help humanity to build a better world. Few of her specialities are as following:Design Scientist, Systems Theorist, Futurologist Founding Director, Bionic CityIMG_Credit-Mango_rising
85:22 08/01/2020
Nature in Lockdown & Grand Forces of Gaia - Part 2
Transdisciplinary design scientist and complex systems theorist Dr. Melissa Sterry is recognised as a world leading authority on the science, technology and thinking that could help humanity to build a better world. Few of her specialities are as following:Design Scientist, Systems Theorist, Futurologist Founding Director, Bionic CityIMG_Credit-Mango_rising
39:41 07/24/2020
Nature in Lockdown & Grand Forces of Gaia - Part 1
Transdisciplinary design scientist and complex systems theorist Dr. Melissa Sterry is recognised as a world leading authority on the science, technology and thinking that could help humanity to build a better world. Few of her specialities are as following:Design Scientist, Systems Theorist, Futurologist Founding Director, Bionic CityIMG_Credit-Mango_rising
46:31 07/17/2020
Lost Voices of our Realities - Full Episode
Alex Pheby is a British author and academic. His second novel, Playthings, was described as “the best neuro-novel ever written" in Literary Review. We talked about the importance of fiction and its impact in world. The variable subjective realities and what are some ways we can have enriching experience of self.Books:MordewPlaythingsLucia
60:49 07/10/2020
Lost Voices of our Realities - Part Two - GBF
Alex Pheby is a British author and academic. His second novel, Playthings, was described as “the best neuro-novel ever written" in Literary Review. We talked about the importance of fiction and its impact in world. The variable subjective realities and what are some ways we can have enriching experience of self.Books:MordewPlaythingsLucia
24:16 06/29/2020
Lost Voices of our Realities - Part One - GBF
Alex Pheby is a British author and academic. His second novel, Playthings, was described as “the best neuro-novel ever written" in Literary Review. We talked about the importance of fiction and its impact in world. The variable subjective realities and what are some ways we can have enriching experience of self.Books:MordewPlaythingsLucia
32:42 06/26/2020
Food, Life and Sustainability
In this podcast Seb Alex shared his views on what he has found useful to be a way of living when it comes to eating food and his journey into being a Vegan. We also talked about industrialisation of life forms as lifeless products.Img credit: markhensonart.com 
66:08 03/15/2020
The Pearls of Our Sanity
Simon Ruffell graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Sheffield before specialising in psychiatry. He has an interest in transcultural psychiatry, working overseas in Northern Uganda. He has a special interest in psychedelic research, namely ayahuasca and has spent the last three years conducting research into the use of ayahuasca in a traditional, shamanistic setting in the Peruvian Amazon.IMG Credit: Mark Henson 
76:25 02/27/2020
Circle of History and Legacy of Empires
Michael's work examines a number of topics in Ottoman history from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century, with a general interest in Ottoman relations and interactions with the wider world. Photo Credit: Leslie MacDonald Gill, Cable & Wireless Great Circle Map, 1946
42:08 02/03/2020
Solving Inequality in UK - On Creating Systems Based on Intentions of Equality and Growth
Özlem has shared with us the research project  showing the effects of gender inequality, wages, wealth concentration and fiscal policy on macroeconomic performance in the UK.We talked about the important of including ecological aspects of our planet in policy making and how to rethink of investing in social infrastructural so that topics of sensitive nature can be resolved and that could lead towards the growth without disparity for particular groups.These findings will also be presented at an international conference on 14 October 5.00 pm at Greenwich.A_Policy_Mix_for_Equitable_Sustainable_Development_in_the_UK 2019image-credit: RSA| Michael Sandel
40:21 10/11/2019
Greenwich - The Story of Voyage and Discovery
Book: Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at GreenwichWe talked about the time itself and the rich heritage of greenwich and its connection with the stars through royal observatory. Historical realities of gender and race in past at our institutes in the era of great expanse. Using Math as an industrialised tool to homogenize perspectives and intelligence in future generations.
56:27 08/02/2019
Mathematics - The Poetry of Science
We talked about the connection between purity and abstraction. How mathematics can help brain by providing tools for navigating the spirals of life.  Can mathematics be helpful when discussing freewill. 
56:29 07/02/2019
Jungle Cities - Future of Organic Life and Coexistence
We talked about the future of our diverse cities and the connection between the representation of internal honesty in building our exterior hives. Beauty to be found through inclusion of lifeforms which sapiens have declared others. 
32:45 06/01/2019
Frontier of Psychedelic Renaissance - Research & DMT
You can check out his research publication Click here: Book - DMT Dialogues: Encounters with the Spirit MoleculeWe talked about the importance of psychedelic research and its impacts. Stories of apparent inter-species interaction and what we might find if we honestly look inside the mind of a life-form which originated from the heart of a dying star. 
88:33 05/01/2019
Modern Slavery - Chains of Supply and Human Worth
She leads the Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group (BHRE). The Group is currently undertaken research into the electronics industry and public procurement as a tool for the improvement of working conditions in the supply chain. She is a member of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Group of Electronics Watch.
65:59 03/01/2019
Swarm Intelligence & AI - Creating Life or Entangled in a Maze
Mohammad does research in Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Neural Network, Optimisation, Digital Art, Medical Imaging and Tomographic Reconstruction.Computational Creativity: Automation or Collaborationhttps://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccos20/31/1?nav=tocList 
82:31 02/01/2019
Jonathan_Wroot - Cinema and the Tale of Storytellers - Asia and Japan
Film reception; genre within film and media; home media formats; industry studies.
68:43 12/25/2018
Frances_Hawkes - Eco Systems, Wetlands and Mosquitoes Facts
Her research and interests are regarding insect sensory physiology, neurobiology and behaviour to increase our capacity to manage vector-borne diseases of humans and livestock, chiefly focusing on malarial mosquitoes in sub-Saharan Africa.
67:12 12/07/2018
Darrick_Jolliffe - Empathy & Justice System - Prisoners of our Empathy
Darrick is Head of Law & Criminology in University of Greenwich. Darrick was Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and Senior Lecturer in Criminology before joining Greenwich We talked about types of empathy, it's role in crime and society, how as humans we deal with prisoners and the future of our justice system.
67:32 11/05/2018
Elena Vacchelli__Migration, Creative Storytelling & Compassion
Her research specialisation is in migration and urban studies from a gendered perspective and has published a wide range of articles, special issues and policy reports on these themes. 
67:01 07/11/2018
Gavin Rand__Military Culture & War
Dr. Gavin Rand is a Principal Lecturer in History Department at University of Greenwich. Gavin's work explores the transmissions between Britain and empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on the cultural history of the imperial military in South Asia. We talked about his research on partition of Indo-Pak 1947 & military operations in Waziristan.
71:28 07/10/2018