Vivid Ideas Talk Series Recap Videos

Vivid Ideas - Game Changer Talk Series

2019 - Esther Perel on Love and the Digital Age
Esther Perel took us on an incredible journey into the most delicate matters of the heart. Enjoy another serving of her wisdom on relationships and our lust for technology.


2018 - James Cameron in Conversation with Adam Spencer
Hear James Cameron, block buster director (Avatar, Titanic) and renowned deep sea explorer talk with Australia’s own polymath Adam Spencer in a meeting of minds. This lively and broad ranging conversation touches on science, film, exploration and curiosity.


2018 - Dare Jennings in Conversation with James Valentine
Founder of Mambo, Phantom Records and Deus Ex Machina, Dare Jennings is a global success story. Hear insights into Dare’s career trajectory and how he continues to build a career out of his passions – surfing, bikes and music.


2018 - Future Tech and Society with Jane McGonigal and Kriti Sharma
Jane McGonigal, PhD is renowned for her work as a futurist, a pioneering game designer, TED Speaker and author of the bestselling books Reality is Broken and Superbetter. Asa Director at the Institute of the Future, Jane encourages people to think about the future now and she will take you on a crash course in future thinking. She is joined by Kriti Sharma, a leading global voice on Artificial Intelligence named by Forbes and Recorde 100 as a key influencers in technology. Kriti will make you question who is developing AI and what are the ramifications for society. Marc Fennell as host joins them in a black mirror-esq discussion on where technology is heading and how we can make decisions now to make sure we have the technology that society wants.


2018 - Dan Goods in Conversation with Bernie Hobbs
As the visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-founder of the Museum of Awe, Dan Good fuses art and science into fascinating projects. Hear Dan and host Bernie Hobbs talk about wonder, how to take complex problems and present in a simple visual way and why there is a need for creativity in science.


Vivid Ideas - New Horizons Talk Series

2019 - Dying For Company with Marc Fennell and Claire Aird
Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Marc Fennell and producer Claire Aird unpacked their suitcase of insights after travelling to Japan to investigate the country’s population decline, the escalating epidemic of loneliness and the consequences of their culture of overwork. Find out how we can avoid the same pitfalls!


2019 - The Darkest Web with Eileen Ormsby
Cyber-sleuth Eileen Ormsby dared us to peer into the murkiest depths of the internet where clandestine communities operate. Is understanding this shadowy world the first step toward apprehending its most sinister underlords?


2019 - The Future of Sex with Briony Cole
The world’s leading authority on sex-tech Briony Cole took us on a wild ride into the frontiers of teledildonics, artificially enhanced love-making, sex education and even sex-crime prevention. See what got tongues wagging and hearts racing...


2019 - The Future of The World, What Will Happen by 2040 with Dr Stefan Hajkowicz
While none of us have a crystal ball, what we do have is the Insight Team at Data61 led by Dr Stefan Hajkowicz. See what Stephen predicts when it comes to some of the biggest factors transforming how we live including artificial intelligence, blockchain, privacy, cybersecurity, robotics and more.


Vivid Ideas - Art After Hours Talk Series

2019 - Other Voices with Omar Musa and Abdul Abdullah
Rapper and poet Omar Musa joined artist Abdul Abdullah to riff on cultural identity and the power of creativity. How can you best use your voice?


2019 - You Can’t Ask That
Hear from some of the stars of the ABC's hit show You Can't Ask That as they shared their insights on how to have difficult conversations and what makes them feel connected to others. Joining Producer Kirk Docker was Digby Webster, Jo Berry and Nova Gina.