In the spirit of the late, great broadcaster and journalist, the Mark Colvin Conversation throws open a lively debate. The topic: Net worth...

Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth

Location:

NSW
Australia

Venue:
Art Gallery of New South Wales
people on their mobile phone

Event Details

In the spirit of the late, great broadcaster and journalist, the Mark Colvin Conversation throws open a lively debate.

The topic: Net worth – the pros and cons of technology and impact on ‘inner life’?

We live in an age of digital distraction. We feel bereft without our phones and curate our lives on social media. The blinks, beeps and notifications are incessant. It’s time to consider the price we pay for this ever-connected life.
 
Pulitzer Prize winner, art critic and author Sebastian Smee leads an esteemed panel to explore the value of an ‘inner life’ in the internet age. Considering everything from Facebook to Chekhov, Sebastian asks, if we relinquish the inner life, what do we lose of ourselves? 

Sebastian will be joined by psychologist Jocelyn Brewer an expert in the fast-evolving realm of cyber psychology. Jocelyn will outline her case for ‘digital nutrition’ as an alternative to ‘digital detoxing’ and advocate for more conscious online consumption and ethically designed apps and games.  
 
Musician and author Holly Throsby also joins the panel to discuss how she makes space for her creativity and what it takes to be a musician and author in a demanding world. If we’re lucky, she’ll also grace us with a song or two.

Get ready for a dose of thought provoking and entertaining conversation, dished up just the way Mark would have liked it.

To learn more about the Mark Colvin Conversation speakers visit their websites:
Sebastian Smee
Holly Throsby 
Jocelyn Brewer

Mark Colvin Bio
Mark was renowned for his unbridled curiosity and penetrating insight. He was a towering intellect with a great love for music. Mark’s award-winning career with the ABC spanned more than four decades including stints with Double J and Triple J. For the last 20 years of his life, he was the ‘voice of Australia’ as presenter of ABC Radio's current affairs program PM. It is fitting that the Mark Colvin Conversation brings together both critical thinkers and inspiring musos.