Well, the speaking topics are set, the organisation is in place and now we are just waiting for the people. That’s right, this Thursday, November 22, 2007, from 6:00pm – 9:30pm, Bondi Pavilion Theatre will be hosting an unusual collection of speakers for InterestingSouth.
Emily from the Open Intelligence Agency has succeeded in attracting a variety of thought provoking, challenging and even humorous presenters covering topics that span the field of human endeavour.
- Beyond Body Language: new paradigms for listening and speaking, and for interpreting the richness of the human voice.
Tim Noonan, Visionary Communications
- How to Make a Zombie.
In three minutes, Matt will bring together B-movies, Dr Karl, the plasticity of human nature, & Crypropharmacology. There will be an opportunity to put theory into practice in a follow-on session
Matt Moore, engineerswithoutfears.blogspot.com
- Open Arms and Open Homes: A discussion on reclaiming hope in humanity in the digital age, using social networking websites to create real world change.
Juan Mann, (aka Free Hugs Man), www.freehugscampaign.org, www.juanmann.tv
- The Well-Tempered Personal Environment: Chucking social software at your local energy sources, giving you a personal energy profile, which can then be aggregated to your street, your mates, your neighbourhood, your region, your city etc.
Dan Hill, www.cityofsound.com
- Smalltown Australia: For the last 2 and a half years I’ve been traveling through smalltown Australia capturing photographically what I believe to be a mostly overlooked perspective of our regional areas. I don’t believe that Australians have comfortably settled into their environment and from this I sense a yearning for place. Along with the Author Tim Winton I am creating a photographic book and exhibition of this topic.
- Martin Mischkulnig, www.martinmischkulnig.com
- On Dork-bot Sydney: a diverse range of people doing strange things with electricity, from home made enthusiasts, professionals and artists, that meet regularly to celebrate the wonders of electricity
Pia van Gelder, Dork-bot Sydney Overlord, dorkbotsyd.boztek.net
- What is this thing called Happiness? Dolly Parton once said “Smile – it increases your face value”. So, what is this thing called happiness? Who gets it? And why do you want it?
Dr Adrienne Withall Primary Dementia Collaborative Research Centre
- Textile Design & Interpretive Dance (you’ll just have to see it)
- Moose dancing: Combine -30C in the wilds of Alaska, two hearty huskies, a one-way ski trail and a lonely she-moose
John McWhorter, www.mytb.org/Hangzhou-Johnny
- What is Fairtrade and Why Should We Bother?
Natasha Lewis, Chair of Fairtrade Assoc. Australia & NZ, Managing Director of Organic Trader, www.fairtrade.com.au, www.cocolo.com
- How To Not Feel Like A Twat When Looking at Modern Art: Based on the experience of an artist, who spends a helluva lot of time in galleries, pretending she knows what she’s talking about.
Lauren Brown, sheseesred.blogspot.com
- Speaking the world into being: I’m a little obsessed by the way language creates the world we experience, and shapes our thinking and actions. Yet our relationship to language is like a fish to water – we don’t know we’re in it….
- Taking it to the Streets: Exploring varying levels of authenticity and activism in the Australian urban environment
Tim Longhurst, www.timlonghurst.com
- It’s Not Rocket Surgery: Ideas on sustainabilty without the weasel words:
Dr. Tim Baynes, environmental scientist
- Looking Through the Eyes of a Child: To get a different perspective we are often advised to “look through the eyes of a child”. But what if you could? A fascinating look at my own life through the photos of my four year old daughter
Gavin Heaton, www.servantofchaos.com
- How to Learn a Language
Katie Chatfield, www.getshouty.com
- What is Green? Trying to explain things to people who speak your language, but live in another universe – things you learn teaching kids who can’t see. Errol Flanagan, Euro RSCG Sydney, www.errolflanagan.com
- The Secret Life of Tango
- Sex workers providing services to clients with a disability
Rachel Wotton and Saul Isbister, Integrated Sex Industry Solutions Consultancy and Training Specialists (ISIS CATS)
While I think ALL of these will be excellent … I am hoping to finally address a particular skill gap that has plagued me for years — and will be paying special attention during "How To Not Feel Like A Twat When Looking at Modern Art".
Oh, and if you want to come, please get your tickets ASAP … there are only about 20 spots left.