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MAIN PROGRAM: Why humans make art

State Library of WA Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, Australia

Every human society makes pictures, sings songs and tells stories, but why do we do it? Is there an evolutionary imperative to make art? Noongar musicologist Clint Bracknell, evolutionary biologist ...

$5.00

MAIN PROGRAM: Does the algorithm feel pain?

State Library of WA Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, Australia

Science fiction writers have long imagined intelligent robots taking over the world. A Google software engineer caused a storm earlier this year when he claimed one of their programs was ...

$5.00

MAIN PROGRAM: On Fire!

State Library of WA Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, Australia

It’s a fundamental tool, but also one of our greatest fears. Join former NSW Fire Commissioner Greg Mullins, Indigenous fire expert Oral McGuire and cultural geographer Lesley Head as they ...

$5.00

MAIN PROGRAM: Packing for Mars

State Library of WA Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, Australia

What would it really take for humans to journey to Mars? Planetary scientist Katarina Miljkovic, Mars volunteer Josh Richards, and children’s author HM Waugh talk to astronomer Natasha Hurley-Walker about ...

$5.00

MAIN PROGRAM: Quacks, conspiracy theorists and actual evidence

State Library of WA Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, Australia

Social media may try to convince you otherwise, but climate change is not a hoax, vaccines don’t cause autism, and the paleo diet really isn’t good for babies. In a ...

$5.00

MAIN PROGRAM: Farming for our future

State Library of WA Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, Australia

In his ground-breaking book, Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe described the farming and land management practices of Indigenous Australians, developed over thousands of years to produce food sustainably on the Australian ...

$5.00
17 & 18 September

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