Vivid Ideas events

Peruse our crit­ics’ picks for win­ter’s talks and ideas pro­gram. By Emma Joyce & Fa­tima Olumee

Time Out (Sydney) - - THINGS TO DO -

60,000 Years of Tra­di­tion Meets the Mi­cro­scopic World

Sci­ence meets tens of thou­sands of years of In­dige­nous tra­di­tional art in this talk. Writ­ers Djon Mun­dine and Bruce Pas­coe and im­mu­nol­o­gist Misty Jenk­ins will unite to re­veal con­nec­tions be­tween Abo­rig­i­nal art and the mi­cro­scopic world. This event aims to get young Aus­tralians to start think­ing about how we can have a more in­te­grated sci­en­tific fu­ture by join­ing west­ern sci­ence and In­dige­nous knowl­edge. Pow­er­house Mu­seum. 6pm. $15-$20. Thu Jun 7.

Au­diocraft Pod­cast Fes­ti­val

Podcasting is sweep­ing the globe, en­gag­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of multi-taskers. The Au­diocraft Pod­cast Fes­ti­val in­vites fans and cre­ators to learn from the ex­perts and hone new skills through work­shops and talks. Head­lin­ing the fes­ti­val will be Au­di­ble’s orig­i­nal con­tent devel­op­ment team. The fes­ti­val kicks off with a live event from Ra­dio At­las. Hear from sea­soned ra­dio jour­nal­ists such as Eleanor McDowall from the BBC and Bev­erly Wang from ABC Ra­dio Na­tional. Q Sta­tion. From $17. Jun 1-7.

More Tech­nol­ogy, More Stress

This work­shop is for any­one feel­ing the pres­sures of liv­ing in a dig­i­tally con­nected world. Speak­ers Mauri­cio Mar­rone and Ilja Nastjuk will draw your at­ten­tion to the neg­a­tive im­pacts of tech­nol­ogy and help you nav­i­gate how you use de­vices to im­prove your re­silience against tech­nol­ogy-in­duced stress. Mac­quarie Uni­ver­sity. 6pm. Free. Fri Jun 1.

The Vivid World of Vir­tual Re­al­ity

This in­ter­ac­tive work­shop will ex­plore how vir­tual re­al­ity, aug­mented re­al­ity and mixed re­al­ity will pro­vide new meth­ods of dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the fu­ture. The in­struc­tor-led lec­ture and ac­tiv­i­ties will ed­u­cate par­tic­i­pants in the im­pact these tech­nolo­gies will have across in­dus­tries in­clud­ing mar­ket­ing, en­gi­neer­ing, medicine, ed­u­ca­tion and fash­ion. Uni­ver­sity of New­cas­tle Syd­ney Cam­pus. $50. Un­til Jun 7.

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