Maeve .P

Maeve .P

MAEVE .P BIOGRAPHY


Maeve .P biography WIP.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

July – “Rosaleen Norton: The Witch of Kings Cross”

August – The art and cosmology of Rosaleen Norton.

 

PROJECTS


Current

 

Bethany. S

Bethany. S

BETHANY .S  BIOGRAPHY


Bethany .S biography WIP.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

June – “Come learn what fueled the fire for justice for two men, 100 years apart: Malcom X, a firebrand civil rights leader, and John Brown, a militant with a God complex.”

 

PROJECTS


Current

 

Kate Alway

Kate Alway

Educator, Community Builder and Activist

KATE ALWAY BIOGRAPHY


Kate is an educator – community builder – activist – artisan – student – researcher – traveller.
They see holes in the world and try to fix them.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

May – Sound, noise and not messing up your ears –

June – Neoliberal Lifelong Learning vs. Lifelong Education for change

August – Politics Matters – New and not-so-new atheism

 

PROJECTS


Current projects:
See hanaleah.weebly.com/organising-projects.html for details and links

Archive of the Australian Student Movement
Secular Charities Certification Authority
Atheist Choir Sydney
Queer Tango Sydney
Reedy River (folk musical about unionism in 1895; playing Rose)
Sydney Queer Atheists
Scope IT (teaching coding in primary schools)
Primary Ethics (volunteer teacher)

On the backburner:
hanaleah.weebly.com/previous-projects

Critical Atheism Circle
The Independent Student Union at Macquarie (ISUM)
Let’s talk about TAFE
Make things in Marsfield
Queer Asexuality
Queer Knitting
Queeredge
Sewing Machine Mechanics

Past projects:

The Atheists’ Society, Macquarie Uni
Australian Queer Student Network (AQSN)
CAPA Queer Department
Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH)
Council Cleanups – Sydney Suburbs
Grassroots
Entertainment Venues as Noisy Workplaces: Facilitating staff to find contextual solutions to Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Kuringgai Munchbar
NewQ (Newtown Queer Space)
NOWSA women students’ conferences
NSW & ACT Queer Students’ Network (QSN)
NSW Cross Campus Education Action Network (CCEAN)
Queer Action Rangers
Queer Collaborations conferences
Queer Theory Reading Group (QTRG)
Queeruption Sydney 2005
Resurgence Festival 2007
Students with Disabilities Network Australia (SDNA)
Sydney Atheist Action Group/Sydney Atheists
UTS Atheists’ Society
UTS Childcare Board
UTS Postgraduate Representative Union
The Wedding of Kate and Bea
Zanzibar Aid Trust

Steve Dee

Steve Dee

Game Publisher

STEVE DEE BIOGRAPHY


Steve Dee has worked in the game industry for over 20 years, as a designer, developer, reviewer and consultant. He’s worked on every edition of Warhammer so far, for which he won four Ennie Awards. He’s also written about vampires for Buffy and White Wolf and had a hand in board games like Betrayal at House on the Hill and Letterhead. You can find his funky indie RPGs at www.tinstargames.weebly.com and he tweets on @tinstargames.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

January – The Mayne Murder Mystery: a tale of bloody Brisbane

February – How Games Are made: A brief look inside how all games are created, whether they are on the computer, a tabletop or in the schoolyard.

May – The Didactic Potential of Gaming – “Exploring the history and background of games as a teaching tool”

August – How to think like a game designer (a reprise of April’s talk, now with slides).

 

PROJECTS


Tin Star Games – Tin Star Games produces roleplaying games (among other things) and provides consultancy for the gaming industry. Games produced include card games like Baby Dragon Bedtime and Elevator Pitch. Tin Star Games also offers story games like Relics, Afraid of the Dark, Daughters of Exile, Genre Cops, Five Go A-Roleplaying, It is Forbidden and The Tin Star. There are some FREE games available also!

 

Xavier Walker

Xavier Walker

XAVIER WALKER BIOGRAPHY


Xavier Walker biography WIP.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

June – “Howling for Help” Wolves, their purpose, and the efforts being made to save them in the United States and beyond.

July – The Irish Language: “Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”

 

PROJECTS


Current

 

Faelan Mourmourakis

Faelan Mourmourakis

Zoologist

FAELAN MOURMOURAKIS BIO


Faelan is an LGBT zoologist with a specialisation in entomology, specifically native Australia bees and honey bees. Faelan graduated with a degree in conservation zoology having studied a bachelor degree at Western Sydney U. Faelan also ran the university Queer Collective from 2015 to 2017 and has been an active LGBT activist. Faelan has assisted in a wide range of research with animals including research with; lions, emus, native rodents, koalas, wombats, native stingless bees and, honey bees. Faelan is currently undertaking a Masters of Research at Macquarie University in cognition and neurobiology in European Honey bees (Apis Mellifera), and is currently working on research into the bias in the hypotheses space in homosexual research between human and animal research.

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

May – Adaptive or Maladaptive?: A Review of the Bias in Evolutionary Hypotheses for Homosexuality In Human and Animal Literature

June – Come Out Fighting; the history of the first sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras

August – The Elusive Emu: Australia’s Most Iconic Flightless Bird

 

PROJECTS


Follow Faelan on social media for updates on research and projects they are working on! Twitter – @Faemourmourakis Zoology blog – zoologicallyobessed.tumblr.com

 

Derek Proud

Derek Proud

Game Designer

DEREK PROUD BIOGRAPHY


Derek Proud is a member of the Dicestormers.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

January – Finding your hook. Video game development is a tricky business. With so much content available to consumer, how do you quickly convey your game idea and concept to an attention deficit audience. Derek Proud explores the way other mediums have done it and explains how it’s worked on some of the games he’s worked on.

April – “Why playing games is like Culture Shock”

 

PROJECTS


Current

Dicestormers – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDiceStormers

Garoo Games – https://www.garoogames.com/

 

Previous

Producer and project manager:

Derek has also worked on:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Total War
  • Harry Potter
  • Rugby
  • Destroy All Humans
  • Happy Feet 2

 

Professor Shane Darke

Professor Shane Darke

PROFESSOR SHANE DARKE BIO


Professor Shane Darke biography WIP.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

May – “Living in the ice age.” The talk will examine the physical and psychological harms that methamphetamine causes, and possible ways to reduce them

 

PROJECTS


 

Tim Green

Tim Green

History and Politics

TIM GREEN BIOGRAPHY


Tim Hendry has held a lifelong passion for history. He studied history at university, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in history and politics with honours in modern history. For his honours thesis he wrote about the cultural significance of the works Alfred Hutton, a late 19th century fencing master. Tim has researched areas of history ranging from Viking Age Europe all the way through to
modern political history, with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. He has also worked as a public history performer and as an English teacher, and teaches historical swordplay in his spare time.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

January – Cool Things about the Viking Age.

March – Medievalism in Victorian Britain – An exploration of the Victorian fascination with the middle ages.

May – General History Q and A

June – The real history of Pirates!

 

PROJECTS


 

Scarlett .L

Scarlett .L

Performing electronic musician

SCARLETT .L BIOGRAPHY


Scarlett Lyall is a performing electronic musician and enthusiast.

She currently performs as SCAR in both live music and DJ formats.

https://www.facebook.com/scarelectronic

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

August – Women of Electronic Music: Innovation of Sound Vibrations.

 

PROJECTS


Current

 

Zoë Wyllie

Zoë Wyllie

Palaeobiologist

ZOE WYLLIE BIOGRAPHY


Zoë Wyllie has a background in earth sciences. She has a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University, majoring in geophysics and palaeobiology. Zoë is currently undertaking a Masters of Research in palaeobiology, specialising in Devonian Fishes. Zoë is also involved in a range of community activities and organisations.

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

January – From Single Cell to Us, a Brief Recap of the History of Life. A talk to cover the basics of evolution, from single cells to multicellular organisms.

May – Consent, why education on consent is important in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

June – Two fishes, 360 Million Years Apart. How much can be determined from ancient fish behaviour from modern analogues?

July – Open Q and A – Evolution!

August – Fins to Limbs. Why your distant Aunty is a Sarcopterygian

 

PROJECTS


Current

Founder of Anti-Somnambulists – Hosting a regular lecture series and hoping to expand to other locations as well as expand into public debates and other intellectual events, the Anti-Somnambulists are about spreading information and sharing knowledge.