Design Principles for Truth
In this age of ‘truth decay’, we hear about the rise of a post-truth era, the spread of fake news, the ills of social media and the new infosphere.
Join Nick Enfield as he describes the roots of the problem, some of its key features, and some directions for designing ways to overcome it.
Design for Criminal Law
Join Dr Allan McCay as he explores a range of questions: What if someone used a brain-computer interface (BCI) to control a drone so that it flew into another person and killed them? Or if they controlled a cursor by way of BCI in order to engage in revenge porn? And finally, how well is criminal law placed to deal with change?
The Future of Democracy
Join Nathan Spataro as he talks about the hyper-polarisation of politics being experienced by many liberal democracies around the world in the 21st century, its consequences, and possible solutions.
The Transformative Power of Myth and How it Shapes our Lives
Join Kristina Dryza as she explores the myths influencing the technology, business and culture Zeitgeist and how our lives are on the back of a bigger story when the personal meets the mythical.
Artificial Intelligence - Who is it working for? : Building A.I. to look into the Mirror
Join Yan Chen as he discusses the impact of Artificial Intelligence on media consumption and what this means for tomorrows technology, content creation and ultimately the future of digital.
The first step to tackle mental health - Talk about it. That’s exactly what Joel Brydon, Managing Director of ustwo will do.
Sharing his own personal journey for the first time, Joel will openly delve into the heights, depths and learnings he’s had regarding mental health.
Catherine King, will look to history to explore how curiosity, cross disciplinary thinking and cognitive diversity have worked in times of great flux and why it’s more important.
In the desire to have a seat at the table of big business, many designers have worked hard to bundle their approach to perceiving and changing the world in to a neat, saleable package. But now design has earned a seat at the table, what should we do with it? Is this common question the wrong way around? The rise of design thinking has seen the commodification of design in the business world, but has business earned a seat at the design table? Do they have the organizational maturity to launch and sustain a culture of design and is business a table design should want a seat at? Maybe we all need to be at a bring-and-share picnic.
Join us with Andy Polaine, designer, author and Regional Design Director for APAC at Fjord to unpack these issues as part of our global series exploring The Future of Design Ethics.
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Tea Uglow will discuss her recent work that plays with theatrical, audio, and literary forms through a technological prism.
Benjamin Riley is our guide for a journey through tolerance and acceptance for the LGBTQI community for our Future of Sex & Sexuality month.
Are developments within the digital economy leading to larger cultural shifts and increased social inclusion? And if so, how?
Join us at Rising Minds Sydney this November as we discuss with Liam Ridgeway & Trent Shields, the co-founders of Indigitek, how they are working to raise awareness of STEM based career opportunities for Indigenous Australians, and in the process generate a larger cultural shift as they open and extend the conversation of Indigenous participation within the digital economy.
Join us at Rising Minds this October to explore ageing in the 21st century with Leonie Sanderson, the co-founder of The Ageing Revolution, as we challenge common perceptions about the opportunities that open and close as we age and the role technology plays in this.
Tickets for this event will be released on September 21st. Mark your calendars as they go fast.
Join social innovator & digital government specialist Dominic Campbell, CEO of FutureGov as we explore the future of governance, democratic processes and decision making.
In “The Last Days of Reality”, Inventor, futurist and educator Mark Pesce lays out the world we’ve created - and asks - while there’s still time - whether this is the world we really want to live in.