GOMA TALKS PATRICIA PICCININI

6.30PM THURSDAYS 26 APRIL & 3 MAY 2018 │GOMA │FREE

The lively evening discussion program GOMA Talks returns during 'Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection'. Across two events, join ABC Radio National hosts Scott Stephens (The Minefield) and Cathy Van Extel (Big Ideas) with special guest panellists as they explore humankind's complicated relationship with the future we are creating.

GOMA Talks sessions are free and no bookings are required to attend. Please arrive before 6.30pm to secure your seat.

View the live stream of GOMA Talks and share your comments, feedback and questions to the panel using the twitter hash tag #GOMAtalks or SMS 04 888 TALKS (82557).

GOMA TALKS POP-UP BAR

Open from 5.15pm
Drop in to the Cinema Foyer before each session to enjoy food and drink offerings at the GOMA Talks pop-up bar.

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
ABC Radio National

SESSION 1

Scott Stephens

GOMA TALKS
RISE OF THE MACHINES
6.30pm Thursday 26 April 2018

Hosted by Scott Stephens, presenter of ABC Radio National's The Minefield.

As we are confronted with the realities of a future in which artificial intelligence, robotics, and advances in biotechnology are commonplace, how do we navigate our ethical obligations to both our fellow humans, and our creations?

Guests include:

Hussein Abbass, Professor in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of New South Wales Canberra ▸

Christy Dena, writer-designer-director, Universe Creation 101 and QUT Digital Writing Residency recipient ▸

Anita Pisch, author and Visiting Fellow, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Australian National University ▸

Robert Sparrow, Professor in the Philosophy Program, a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and an adjunct Professor in the Monash Bioethics Centre, Monash University, Melbourne ▸

SESSION 2

Cathy Vab Extel

GOMA TALKS
IN OUR IMAGE
6.30pm Thursday 3 May 2018

Hosted by Cathy Van Extel, presenter of ABC Radio National's Big Ideas.

Art and culture has long been a means to grapple with humankind’s complicated emotional relationship with artificial intelligence and biotechnology. What is our fascination with creatures built in our own image, and how far away are we really from the creatures we have imagined?

Guests include:

Upulie Divisekera, molecular biologist, science communicator and writer ▸

Elizabeth Finkel, Australian science journalist, editor-in-Chief of COSMOS magazine ▸

Jonathan Parsons, Artistic Director, curator and creative producer ▸

Catherine S. McMullen, screenwriter for film, television and VR ▸

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Deepen your GOMA Talks experience with our exclusive 'Food for Thought' package.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ PACKAGE

5.15 – 8.30pm

BOOK NOW 26 APR BOOK NOW 3 MAY

Deepen your GOMA Talks experience with our exclusive ‘Food for Thought’ package. Enjoy a delightful light bite to eat and glass of wine before the evening's GOMA Talks discussion. Following GOMA Talks, enjoy a private, tailored tour of ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ with exhibition curator Peter McKay, Curator, Australian Art, QAGOMA. See below for more details.

Bookings essential / $37.50 General Admission / $35.50* QAGOMA Members.
Includes ticketed exhibition entry for the exhibition tour.

*Valid QAGOMA Member or Foundation card required.


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