Arts and culture
Opera singer and teacher appointed to NZ Opera board
27 October 2021
Dr Te Oti Rakena, senior lecturer in Vocal Studies at the School of Music, has been appointed to the board of the NZ Opera.
Compelling cancer survival story brought to the screen
19 October 2021
If you were saved from dying, how would you live?
A new and very contemporary take on the quarter acre dream
6 October 2021
A photo of a bedroom featuring a sleeping person in bed, houseplants, and a print of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Broadacre City’ - his plan for a ‘perfect but very imperfect community’ - is this year’s winner of the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography.
If collapse is inevitable, can we at least collapse with grace?
21 September 2021
A new book co-authored by Dr Emilio Garcia, School of Architecture and Planning, explores the very real possibility of collapse in the built environment, and how we can prepare for a graceful landing.
Using technologies of the future to piece together the past
20 September 2021
A world-leading project to analyse thousands of Māori stone artefacts has been funded at the University of Auckland.
Te momo hoahoa e whakapāhunu ana i te whakapeto
15 September 2021
Ahakoa rā te tirohanga arotini, ehara te hoahoa i te mahi noa i ngā mea rerehua, te uruhi rānei i tō tātou matenui ki te pupuri, te hoko me te whakaatu i ngā mea pai, otirā koirā te whakapae i mua.
Billy Apple’s legacy extends to extraordinary scientific paper with Liggins Institute
7 September 2021
Billy Apple was one of New Zealand’s most famous artists – and also co-author of one of the Liggins Institute’s most intriguing scientific papers.
Using augmented reality to revisit ‘first contact’
3 September 2021
Mairi Gunn, PhD candidate with the ABI and the Design Programme, talks about Haptic Hongi, one of over 20 installations from New Zealand to feature in Garden Aotearoa, as part of Ars Electronica.
Architects and bioengineers create shape-shifting structure that talks in poetry
1 September 2021
How and why Tharindu Kaluarachchi, ABI, taught a 3-D structure to listen and converse with visitors using Artificial Intelligence and 60,000 poems.
Lockdown listening from the Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound
31 August 2021
If you're tired of Netflix, how about a walk listening to a podcast from the Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound?
Cutting-edge festival brings together digital art, technology and virtual experience
29 August 2021
Ars Electronica is coming to Aotearoa New Zealand, co-hosted by the University of Auckland and Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, an event that showcases installations at the nexus of art, technology, and society.
Top award for teaching singing using kaupapa Māori framework
24 August 2021
Dr Te Oti Rakena, senior lecturer in Vocal Studies at the School of Music, has been awarded a 2021 Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching – Kaupapa Māori category.