Videos and Talks

Junxia Zhang gave a public talk about why jumping spiders are cool at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum! Here is the video:

Wayne’s public talk about an expedition to Papua New Guinea, in which he starts with his most heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping moment, then goes on to talk about our cousins the spiders, time machines, and how precious is our world.


Here is a video of Wayne Maddison giving a poetic talk about jumping spiders, patterns in evolution, and the music to which they dance, at the Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta. 4 November, 2012. 

He gave a related talk about the music of spiders at UNAM in Mexico City (in Spanish).

Wayne also gave a PechaKucha-like talk at UBC in 2013, in the 6 Minutes of Passion for Science series.

Some jumping spiders have amazing dances! Here is an example of a male jumping spider dancing for a female, set to a special soundtrack.

We note, however, that Wayne put this species to music first, though Beethoven!  And now, Maratus has been put to the Village People classic.


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