Videos and Talks

Wayne and his students have been giving public talks about spiders and biodiversity over the last 10 years. Here are some for which videos are available:

For the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Wayne gave a public talk in 2009 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.


At the 35th edition of PechaKucha Vancouver, Wayne gave a rather different (and very short) message to artists and designers urging them to be inspired by nature:

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

For Curiosity Collider’s series about Science and Art, Wayne gave a slightly off-the-wall (and short) presentation.

Wayne’s also given a musical 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’s student Junxia Zhang gave a public talk about why jumping spiders are cool at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Here is the video:



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