Recent Submissions

  • The Evolution of Stories 

    Boyd, Brian; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Hetzel Lecture Theatre, 2:30pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Robert Phiddian, poetry read by Erica Jolly. Art and literature are, by definition, artificial things. People ...
  • Immortality... Reality? 

    Savulescu, Julian; Wood, Fiona; Partridge, Brad; Willis, Paul; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Adelaide Town Hall, 1:30pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Paul Willis. Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey believes the first human to live to 150 has already been born, and ...
  • Kicking the Infrastructure Habit 

    Gardner-Stephen, Paul Mark; Mackie, Greg; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Elder Hall, 1:15pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. This is the Jim Bettison Memorial Oration, chaired by Greg Mackie.. Modern communications systems use extensive and expensive infrastructure ...
  • Inaction Will Cost Us Our Future 

    McKenzie, Amanda; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Old Methodist Meeting Hall, 1:00pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Barbara Hardy. In a recent survey 7 out of 10 members of Generation Y believe older Australians are shifting ...
  • Drift into Failure 

    Dekker, Sidney; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Hetzel Lecture Theatre, 1:00pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Our technologies have got ahead of our theories. The growth of complexity in society has outpaced our understanding of how ...
  • Hypocrisy Rhymes with Democracy 

    Eltahawy, Mona; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Bonython Hall, 1:00pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Andrew Jaspan. The Arab Spring has unleashed the hunger for freedom and democracy of Arab populations living under ...
  • Can a Carbon Price Save Us from Catastrophic Global Warming? 

    Diesendorf, Mark; Shellenberger, Michael; Guli, Mina; Mares, Peter; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Adelaide Town Hall, 12:00pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Peter Mares. Scientists say significant climate change is already locked in and urgent action is needed to limit ...
  • Three Technologies That Will Change the Way We Live 

    Demasi, Maryanne; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, RiAus Auditorium, 12:00pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. This session is presented by RiAus and Bridge8 for the National Enabling Technologies Strategy Expert Forum and the Department of ...
  • Tradition Versus Modernity in Papua New Guinea 

    Kidu, Carol; Lavarch, Michael; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Elder Hall, 11:45am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Michael Lavarch. Carol Kidu will reflect on the disconnection between tradition and modernity in a culturally diverse nation ...
  • Future Proofing Our Children 

    Westwell, Martin; Gibbins, Ian Lewis; Costello, Garry; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Hetzel Lecture Theatre, 11:30am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Garry Costello, poetry read by Ian Gibbins. How can we use our education system to prepare our children to cope ...
  • The Case for Perfection 

    Savulescu, Julian; Mitchell, Natasha; Aquilina, Jude; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Bonython Hall, 11:30am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Natasha Mitchell, poetry read by Jude Aquilina. The current possibilities for using genetics and other biotechnologies ...
  • Every Marriage is a Minefield 

    Ryan, Christopher; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Adelaide Town Hall, 10:30am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Will our passion fade? Will we be attracted to other people? Will our marriage last? Yes, yes, and maybe. The best way to ...
  • High Line NYC 

    Shumaker, Jeffrey; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, RiAus Auditorium, 10:30am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. New York City is growing rapidly at a time when the earth’s climate is changing rapidly. On Earth Day 2007, New York’s Mayor Michael ...
  • Cities for People 

    Gehl, Jan; Horton, Tim; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Elder Hall, 10:15am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. An important change of paradigm occurred around 1960. City planning took off towards planning on a really huge scale in response to ...
  • Are We Eating Ourselves and the Planet to Death? 

    Egger, Garry; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Old Methodist Meeting Hall, 10:00am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. There are numerous areas where humans have achieved a peak of success, a ‘sweet spot’. But now that very success is ...
  • Art for Art's Sake 

    Mackie, Greg; Sedgwick, Katrina; Schultz, Julianne; Slade, Lisa; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Hetzel Lecture Theatre, 10:00am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Julianne Schultz. In Adelaide, around Australia and internationally, the global financial crisis has made severe ...
  • Light, Water, Energy and Consciousness: The Past and the Future of Life on Earth 

    Faunce, Thomas; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Old Methodist Meeting Hall, 2:30pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Chris Burrald, poetry read by Stephen Lawrence.. We live in a world that modern physics claims may involve ...
  • Bats, Birds, Bugs and Us 

    Doherty, Peter; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Bonython Hall, 10:00am, Saturday 8th October, 2001. Chaired by Chris Burrald. Hendra, Nipah, Ebola, Marburg, SARS – names that are variously familiar to all of us. What links them in ...
  • Uncertainty and Science 

    Hardy, Barbara; Sackett, Penny; Doherty, Peter; Adams, Phillip; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Adelaide Town Hall, 6:30pm, Friday 7th July, 2011. Chaired by Phillip Adams. Proper scientists are not really certain that the sun will rise tomorrow. Indeed, they will tend to hedge ...
  • Ideas about Change: Socio-Technical Stuff and Engineering Thinking 

    Jones, Jeff; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2011)
    Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, RiAus Auditorium, 2:30pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. Chaired by Peter Mares. Machines have entered the social realm in a substantial way, we are over-connected and if we don’t clean ...