Sarah Barns
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Essays and other writing

Recent news and views across urban data strategy, creative programming and digital place-making. 

Radiant Matter

What is matter? 
What is energy? 
What is light? 

Curious minds have asked these questions since ancient times. So begins our Radiant Matter installation for Rutherford's Den. Featured as a centrepiece of the new space, the installation creates an immersive space in which to experience historical ideas about the nature of light, matter and energy.  

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Thinking Spaces: A new physical interactive

How do the spaces around us change the way we think? This question is the focus of a new physical interactive I've developed with the Esem Projects team for the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Do we really do our best thinking in an office, or classroom, or maybe its the best ideas that come in the shower, or while working in a cafe? Let the coloured magnets be a guide... 

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