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