Monday, 22 February 2016

Yeah History - 10th May, 2016

Oh, lordy. It's been a while, hasn't it? Are you yearning for words? Do you long for knowledge?
Fear no more, friends - we're very excited to announce that the next Yeah Session will be on May the 10th, at our home, Yulli's Surry Hills - our topic will be 'history' - that's Yeah History.

So if you know about things that have happened in the past, or the way tendrils of tradition drive our contemporary world, please get in touch with us - - and pitch us a talk, or just say hi.
We're keen to hear from you, so get in touch!
Lots of love, 
Ketan and Kim

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Yeah Science - October 2015

Oh, my word. The Yeah Sessions are back, and we’re returning to our roots with Yeah Science - a night of talks on all things sciency and evidency.

When - 6:30pm, October 28th (finishing up around 9:30, 10 ish)
Where - Upstairs at Yulli's, 417 Crown St, Surry Hills, Sydney
Updates: Twitter and Facey 

We’ve arranged a very talented mix of speakers to fill your noggin with science, and they’ve volunteering their time so make sure you come along and get your fill of weird, wonderful facts. On the night, we’ll hear from:

Dr Mel Thomson, a biomedical researcher, microbiologist, science communicator and lecturer at Deakin University - @DrMel_T

Image via Real Scientists
Ivy Shih, a PhD student at the Kirby Institute, UNSW, talking about giant viruses that are messing with the tree of life - @IvyHish

Dr Amanda Bauer, science communicator and expert astronomer, talking about the universe (make you check out her great blog) - @AstroPixie

Jade Fennell, engineer, volunteer and clean energy expert, talking about automation addiction and the outsourcing of common sense

Astrid Zeman, PhD student in machine learning and psychophysics, talking about visual illusions and human perception - @astrid_zeman

It's going to be a great night, so come along, support our speakers, buy some great beer from our generous hosts at Yulli's, and come and meet some friendly, happy science-lovin' people. It's going to be a good one - see you there, friends!

- Kim and Ketan 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Upcoming: Yeah Australia - Tuesday the 21st of October

Our next Yeah Session will be on the 21st of October 2014. We're going to be straying from our recent theme of science and technology - Yeah Australia will focus on culture, politics, cringe and class, everything and anything quintessentially Australian.

This great clip from Client Liason should help you with some inspiration....

Our speakers are:

Kate Robertson, expert in Australian art history, on Australian landscape, art and identity

Ryan Mitchell Wittingslow, communicator and philosophy professional, on a Graeco-Roman Republic, Reborn - "Is Australia’s political and cultural heritage founded upon Judeo-Christian principles?"

Anna Cain, renewable energy developer, talking about Engineers without Borders Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program

Ari Mattes, film PhD, on how boredom filters through into Australian cinema

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of Paul Hogan:

The talks will be held at Yulli's in Surry Hills, and we record and post videos of the talks on Youtube.

Peace out, friends.

- KJ + KW

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Yeah Music - 27/11/2013 - Performance by Wyatt Moss-Wellington

Something a little different for the last talk at Yeah Music last November - this talk didn't have any talking. Rather, Yeah Sessions alumni Wyatt Moss-Wellington performed three short songs for us, at the end of the night.

Wyatt performed his own piece, 'Sanitary Apocalypse', which was launched a few days ago - you can find the full album here - Have a listen, and be sure to donate!

The second song was 'cry' by Godley and Creme, and the third was 'Creep' by Radiohead.

Click here to visit Wyatt's facebook page

Friday, 28 February 2014

Yeah Music - 27/11/2013 - The Evolution of Music

On the Wednesday, the 27th of November, we flung ourselves merrily into the happy world of musics! Our third and final speaker was Justin Zeltzer, tracing the history of music back to the first recorded sounds.

To watch the video, cast your eyes to the embed below:


Justin gave us a pretty comprehensive run down of the evolution of modern music - how we got from the rough structures of traditional music to the pointedly weird video of Kanye Wests's Bound 2, a video that was recently re-made by Seth Rogen and James Franco.

Justin is a professional biostatistician, and plays in the excellent band 'The Winter People' - you can check out their stuff here. He's also hosted shows on fbi radio, and he really, really loves Kanye.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Yeah Music - 27/11/2013 - Travelling, Music and India

On the Wednesday, the 27th of November, we flung ourselves merrily into the happy world of musics!

Our second speaker was Larry Heath. Click here to watch the video on youtube, or have a peek at the video embedded below:

Larry Heath gave us a brief insight into what it's like being involved in a multicultural exploration of Australian music - Larry travelled to India as part of government efforts to introduce Australian music to Indian audiences.

Larry Heath is the founder of Heath Media, and the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the fantastic music review publication The AU Review - some links below:

The AU Review
Larry's Twitter feed
Heath Media

Yeah Music - 27/11/2013 - Characteristics of Musical Perception in the Brain

On the Wednesday, the 27th of November, we flung ourselves merrily into the happy world of musics! 

Our first speaker was Nikk Retalic. To watch the video, click here, or cast your eyes to the embed below:

 Nikk talked about the way frequencies inhabit the way we define and understand music, and how key changes can also alter our experience of sound. Nikk is a student of music, and a general enthusiast of all things to do with sound and science.