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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...