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Practical Earth Skills

E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takimano, takitini.Success is not the work of one, but the work …


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Together as animals

“Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilisation surveys animals through the glass of his knowledge and sees …


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Designing with, and for, the more-than human

Last year I was generously invited to deliver a keynote presentation at IndiaHCI 2018. The conference was brilliantly organised and hosted by …


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New year, new research

I’ve much to update on the site in the next few weeks, but first I thought I’d share something I’m super excited …


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New year, new teaching & learning

Kia ora and haere mai everyone! Despite the dire state of global politics, and an unusually rainy summer, life is treating us …


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NZ animal welfare & public consultation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) regulates animal welfare in NZ, and it currently has two proposals out for public consultation. Interested …


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Fieldnotes: Week 2

I’ve been on research and study leave for two weeks now. This is what’s happened and what I’ve learned so far. TVNZ …


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Fieldnotes: T minus 41 hours

My sabbatical officially starts in 41 hours so I thought I’d round up a few things that are on my mind… I …


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AAA2015 research

I didn’t make it to AAA2015, but I wanted to make sure I noted sessions of interest so I can keep an …


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Human-Livestock Entanglements into the Anthropocene

I was delighted to be invited to participate in Foodscapes: A World Food Day Symposium at the University of Canberra on October …


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Sheep Time?

I’m always trying to figure out new ways of doing remote presentations so I was pretty excited when I was invited to …


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Design Ethnography in the Anthropocene

It’s the second week of winter trimester, and I’m teaching my second-year undergraduate course in Design Ethnography. The theme this year is …


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New Zealand forest birds

“New Zealand’s forests were once filled with birds and their clamour: melodious songs, squawks, whirrs, squeaks, buzzing and chattering. These are the …


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Exporting livestock

I recently wrote an Op Ed piece on government and industry failure to adequately communicate with New Zealanders about live export. It …


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Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si

Pope Francis’ encyclical, released today, has been the most anticipated papal encyclical in decades. I’ll return to it soon, but for now …


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Pt I, Companion animals (and belonging)

I’ve started pulling together my paper for the Losing Ground – Gaining Ground session at the RGS Conference in Exeter in September, …


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