What do a hammer, a pick, a chisel, some brushes, a compass clinometer and four litres of water have in common? You can find them all in Dr Michael Pittman's backpack.
On December 3, at 7pm, Hong Kong's resident dinosaur hunter will be in Wan Chai to talk about his fossil-hunting expeditions in the Gobi Desert. The audience will hear about his research, watch a video of him at work and have the chance to handle some of the equipment he uses.
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Pittman is presenting at Toolkit, the first in a series of "show and tell" events run by super/collider: an initiative set up in London, in 2006, dedicated to exploring science from a pop culture perspective.
Founding member Chris Hatherill, a journalist who has worked for magazines including Vice, Dazed & Confused and Sleazenation, moved to Hong Kong this year and brought the super/collider concept with him. He plans to hold an event every two months.
"Our mission is to open a dialogue between science, art, music, fashion and design, and for everyone involved to have a lot of fun. The more hands-on we can make it, the better," Hatherill says.
In London, Hatherill hosted events at the Science Museum, Selfridges department store and aboard an environmental research ship. He has exciting ideas for Hong Kong.
"I'm planning to organise an astronomy trip to one of the more remote islands and a boat tour to get people thinking about marine pollution."
Toolkit will take place at ACO, an independent bookshop, with a vegetable garden on the roof, at 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Road. Admission is free of charge. RSVP at www.super-collider.com/hk.