Media commentator Russell Brown has been confirmed as the host for our Mind Reading event in Brain Awareness Week. Russell is the host of Media 7 on TVNZ7 and the owner of the Public Address community of blogs.
Russell has a keen interest in brain research and will bring a journalist’s questioning eye to the proceedings on the night. He says he is very keen to watch the live analysis in action, aiming to find out if our scientists can tell a lie from a memory.
Russell is one of New Zealand’s most prolific independent journalists. He has been writing about technology and media for The Listener since 1993 and has picked up a variety of awards there and at Unlimited magazine and Computerworld, where he was the country’s first online news editor.
In 2007 he received the inaugural Qantas Media Award for blogging, for his long-running blog Hard News. He is also on the boards of the New Zealand Sound Archives and NZOnscreen, and is the co-founder of Kiwi Foo Camp.