Vivid Ideas Talk Series Recap Videos
Vivid Ideas - Game Changers 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 - 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?
Vivid Ideas – The Mark Colvin Conversation
2019 - The Mark Colvin Conversation: What's Your Net Worth?
The spirit of the late, great broadcaster and journalist Mark Colvin spurred our inquiry into the value of an inner life in the age of digital distraction. Pulitzer-prize winner Sebastian Smee, cyber psychologist Jocelyn Brewer and musician and author Holly Throsby all shared their different takes, asking what’s your net worth?
2019 - The Mark Colvin Conversation with Sebastian Smee
2019 - The Mark Colvin Conversation with Jocelyn Brewer
2019 - The Mark Colvin Conversation with Holly Throsby
2018 - The Inaugural Mark Colvin Conversation: Are schools encouraging or stifling creativity?
Join a cast of inspiring thinkers and creatives as they discuss ways the education system could be improved in this thought provoking conversation. Hear from Ben Law – author of Moral Panic 101: Equality, Indifference and the Safe School Scandal, Lucy Clark – author of Beautiful Failures and senior editor at the Guardian Australia, Professor Robyn Ewing from the University of Sydney, Songstress Megan Washington and host Julia Zemiro. This inaugural event was held to honour the spirit of the late great broadcaster Mark Colvin – a lover of music, politics and debate.