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These will be fascinating talks and discussions - all free
Disrupted Festival of Ideas is a weekend of FREE EVENTS including:
Panel discussions
Keynotes and activities taking over the State Library of Western Australia

This festival is presented by the State Library of Western Australia. It is now in its fifth year and Disrupted will again challenge and inspire the way we think, with this year having the focus on technology and the impact that it has on our society.

Currently in this day and age, speaking technologically, nothing is impossible. However, while we are creating life-improving and life-saving advancements in the health arena, for example, it is sharply bringing together issues such as false news and data privacy. Questions being asked are what does this say about us as individuals, communities and a society?

This year's line-up of keynote speakers include anthropologists, writers, journalists and scientists. They will delve into the issues and queries of our 21st-century problems.

Our main State Library has always been an important creative hub for people to meet, learn and fathom out new ideas and technology. Disrupted builds on this foundation to create a life-changing weekend of research, discovery, imagination and curiosity, across a range of experiences.

Technology seems to move even faster than we can keep up with it in many ways. But one question is how does this technology affect the way we communicate, form relationships, and develop as a society?

The 2018 Disrupted Festival of Ideas will look at technology in several of its forms, from the easy to the difficult. Disrupted Festival of Ideas gathers experts from around the country to hold discussions about the state of the world through panels, conversations and keynotes.

All events are FREE to the general public with no registration required, with the exception of some workshops and activities. This festival will be on Saturday 28th and 29th July.

Unconscious Bias
This will be held on Saturday at 12.30 pm, in the Discovery Lounge.

Speakers are: Professor Genevieve Bell, Ellen Broad, Ketan Joshi, Julia Powles, and the facilitator is Daniel Midgely.

Speakers for this session

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Do we lose sight of the human users in this day and age?

Taking Art Out of the Gallery
This will be held on the Saturday at 2:15 pm, in the Discovery Lounge.

The speakers will be: JR Brennan, Natalie Marhino and Zoe Pepper, and the facilitator will be Jeremy Smith.

These days, artists need to avoid complacency when finding audiences for new work. The normal art space needs disruption, as well as new ways to interest a varied audience of art lovers.

The artists will discuss how new technology allows them to "step out of the norm" and create bold and new types of work.

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The End of Journalism as We Know It
This will be held on the Sunday at 11 am, in the Discovery Lounge

The speakers will be: Narelda Jacobs, Kevin Nguyen, Liam Phillips, and Jessica Warriner, and the facilitator will be Flip Prior.

Panel of journalists

The terms "fake news", "post truth", and "alternative facts" are commonplace nowadays and are accepted generally.

Social media has created a world of "instant gratification and short grabs, which muddy the complexity and nuance that traditionally underlay politics and societal issues".

Are we perhaps destined to hear objectors/people "knocking things" all the time during our news?

A panel of journalists will be discussing this and other subjects related to it.

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Assistive Technology
This will be on Sunday at 12.30 pm, in the Discovery Lounge.

The speakers will be: Dr Munjed al Muderis, AT Chat (Jocelyn Franciscus and Danielle Louzio-Lake), and Professor Jane Burns, and the facilitator will be Griffin Longley.

Assistive technology speakers

Scientists regularly achieve amazing results which in turn improve both the quality and length of life for people everywhere. They are creating bionic limbs, touch screens and mental health apps, all of which make a huge difference.

Join a panel who understand the significant impact this kind of technology can have on those in need.

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Stories for the Ages
This will be on Sunday at 2 pm, in the Discovery Lounge.

The speakers will be: Ron Bradfield, Andrea Gibbs, Morris Gleitzman, and Kirsti Melville, and the facilitator will be Caroline Wood.

Stories for the Ages speakers

This panel will discuss "storytelling" as well as how to connect with people. They will be asking such questions as has technology stopped the art of storytelling and more.

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The Disrupted Festival of Ideas is presented by and held at the State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre.

More information on the whole event plus all about the speakers and other programs:
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Why? For a Disrupted Festival of Ideas free event
When: 28th and 29th July, 2018
Where: State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth, WA, 6000
Cost: FREE
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