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Unexpected and profound insights from smart people you’d like to meet. Mark Parry has a perspective, but as a conduit, he wants you to hear the perspectives of others. Mark’s longstanding commitment to learning, teaching and communication gets more engaging than ever as he chats with a broad and diverse range of intelligent, friendly and interesting people—artists, researchers, scientists, psychologists, film makers—who are thinking up new ideas and then getting on with making a big or small impact on the world. Mark takes time to listen to their perspectives, and so can you. If you ever wanted to know what the shattered ideology of the American dream looks like as a self-aware oil painting on instagram or how reflection and creative thought helps a scientific researcher in pursuit of a cancer cure or what melodramatic sex on 70s Australian television tells us about the politics of our society, then look no further. The goal: to get big, complex, challenging, important and contemporary ideas out to listeners that never knew they were interested. This is Perspectives in Parryville.
Music by Oly Marlan www.olymarlan.com/

Perspectives in Parryville Mark Parry

    • Society & Culture
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Unexpected and profound insights from smart people you’d like to meet. Mark Parry has a perspective, but as a conduit, he wants you to hear the perspectives of others. Mark’s longstanding commitment to learning, teaching and communication gets more engaging than ever as he chats with a broad and diverse range of intelligent, friendly and interesting people—artists, researchers, scientists, psychologists, film makers—who are thinking up new ideas and then getting on with making a big or small impact on the world. Mark takes time to listen to their perspectives, and so can you. If you ever wanted to know what the shattered ideology of the American dream looks like as a self-aware oil painting on instagram or how reflection and creative thought helps a scientific researcher in pursuit of a cancer cure or what melodramatic sex on 70s Australian television tells us about the politics of our society, then look no further. The goal: to get big, complex, challenging, important and contemporary ideas out to listeners that never knew they were interested. This is Perspectives in Parryville.
Music by Oly Marlan www.olymarlan.com/

    Ep14: Paul McKercher, Music Recordist, Producer & Mixer

    Ep14: Paul McKercher, Music Recordist, Producer & Mixer

    Today my guest is Paul McKercher, a music Recordist, Producer and Mixer. Paul has worked with many Australian and international artists and has been awarded ARIAs for Producer, and Engineer, of the year. In this episode, Paul shares formative memories of playing guitar and cello, lessons learned whilst working at ABC and radio Triple J and insights into the creative and professional dynamics at play when collaborating with artists in the studio. Paul also reflects on the art and science of recorded music and its capacity to emotionally affect, and resonate with, audiences.

    Links:
    https://www.paulmckercher.com/

    • 50 min
    Ep13: Vicki Cornish, Fibre Artist

    Ep13: Vicki Cornish, Fibre Artist

    Today my guest is Vicki Cornish, a Fibre Artist and teacher from Newcastle, New South Wales. Vicki creates contemporary textiles with ancient tools and techniques. Her craft practice focuses on hand spinning, weaving and stitching using natural fibres and low impact methods of processing and dyeing. Vicki also has a particular interest in historical tools and techniques, including those used by Vikings over a thousand years ago.

    In this episode we explore Vicki's studies in Visual Arts, Applied Fashion Design and Technology. We also find out more about a range of fibre craft practices and techniques used by Vicki, in her art own art practice, as well as participants in hands-on workshops. Vicki also shares her enthusiasm for the simple, yet profound human benefits of gentle focus and patience associated with the slow craft movement.

    Links:
    https://bonsaiwoman.com.au/
    https://www.instagram.com/bonsai_woman/
    https://www.facebook.com/BonsaiWoman/
    Rigid heddle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heddle
    Using a spindle: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2589539797992000
    Nålebinding: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A5lebinding

    • 44 min
    Ep12: Matt Cosgrove, Author and Illustrator

    Ep12: Matt Cosgrove, Author and Illustrator

    Today my guest is Matt Cosgrove, an Australian author and illustrator of children’s books. Some of Matt’s recent work includes the “Macca the Alpaca” series of books, along with other favourites like “Attack of the Giant Robot Zombie Mermaid”, which is part of the “Epic Fail Tales” series. In this episode we explore Matt’s love of art and design and his earliest memories of drawing and illustration. We trace Matt’s pathway through school, study and work as he reflects on a range of creative roles with Australian magazines, including illustrator and designer for K-Zone and Girlfriend leading to his role as Creative Director for fashion magazine Marie Claire. Matt shares his thoughts and opinions on the popularity of children’s books in a digital age, the profound value of reading and his eventual return to his first love: illustration.

    Links:

    https://www.mattcosgrovebooks.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/matt.cosgrove/
    https://www.facebook.com/MattCosgroveBooks
    https://twitter.com/mrmattcosgrove

    • 50 min
    Ep11: Adam Dunn, Data Analyst & Researcher

    Ep11: Adam Dunn, Data Analyst & Researcher

    Today my guest is Adam Dunn an Associate Professor in the Centre for Health Informatics at Macquarie University. Adam his team use informatics and social media data in their clinical research related to public health. Informatics - the structure, behaviour and interactions of natural and engineered computational systems - is very much related to the idea of a single butterfly flapping its wings to potentially create a hurricane on the other side of the earth. In this episode we explore complex systems and the sweet spot between chaos and perfect harmony. We look at information avalanches, cryptography and algorithms and what all this means on a practical level: for example, factors that influence how a bushfire travels over the Australian landscape or how human diseases spread throughout a population. Adam discusses modelling patient safety in hospitals and how he and his team aim to improve health behaviours and health literacy. They use large-scale data from news and social media to track anti vaccine sentiment and the correlations with vaccine coverage in a particular geographic region. Adam and I explore how the public takes up both evidence and misinformation and also how marginalised communities might be better represented in public health research with the use of large-scale data.

    • 52 min
    Ep10: Amanda Howard, Social Worker & Researcher

    Ep10: Amanda Howard, Social Worker & Researcher

    Today my guest is Amanda Howard, who is an Associate Professor at The University of Sydney’s School of Education and Social Work. Amanda’s teaching and research relates to social work: that is, the social connections and dynamics found when groups of people – communities - come together and do things. We chat about the importance of social work in understanding how human systems and structures work as well as the ideas around inclusion, exclusion and how power with a group is distributed. Amanda outlines a key aspect of her research: assets-based community development, specifically in response to floods, bush fires and other Australian natural disasters. These ideas find a deeper significance when used to make tangible changes in the world, for example in the revision and development of policies and procedures that impact communities.

    Links:

    http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/about/staff/profiles/amanda.howard.php

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/152144614?q&sort=holdings+desc&_=1578002177806&versionId=165840960

    https://www.routledge.com/Rural-Regional-and-Remote-Social-Work-Practice-Research-from-Australia/Howard-Katrak-Blakemore-Pallas/p/book/9781472454416

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participatory_action_research

    • 44 min
    Ep09: Renee Brack, Screen & Media Creative

    Ep09: Renee Brack, Screen & Media Creative

    Today my guest is Renee Brack, a screen & media creative and communicator with a passion for eclectic and engaging stories across print, television, film, radio and digital. Renee’s YouTube channel has racked up over 1.3 million views driven by her unique approach to interviews. Renee is a Writer, Producer, Director, Interviewer and Researcher. She’s also a Lecturer and Seminar Moderator working across higher education and corporate.
    In this episode we explore a wide range of topics, reflecting Renee’s professional experiences and interests: Screenwriting and killer koalas, interviewing technique and the value of a pregnant pause, true crime podcasts and the darker side of the human heart. Renee reflects on her life and career, including her work as a television journalist which resulted in her playing herself in the year 2000 feature film Chopper. We also explore Renee’s resilient, upbeat 'can do' attitude and approach within an ever-changing media landscape.

    Links:

    https://www.reneebrack.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/reneebrack
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0102771/
    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/comment-a-reflection-on-the-criminally-inclined
    https://thenewdaily.com.au/author/renee-brack/

    • 38 min

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