Ian Gibbins

accidentals (recalculated), 4:05 TRT

… the probability that accidents do happen, if you slip and fall, fly too close to the sun, if your car runs off the road, if you cut your finger, miss a secret assignation, catch (or not) a slip of the tongue, when words fail, when all you have left is abstraction, operators, a lasting approximation, a mathematician’s code …

Ian Gibbins recently retired after 35 years as an internationally-recognised neuroscientist. For 20 of those years, he was Professor of Anatomy at Flinders University. He is also a widely-published poet writing in diverse styles, often accompanied by his electronic music and videos. He has three books of poetry: “Urban Biology” (2012); “The Microscope Project: How Things Work” (with artists Catherine Truman and Deb Jones, 2014) and “Floribunda” (with artist Judy Morris, 2015).

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