HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2018 PROGRAM
Saturday 11am, Discovery Lounge
Award-winning author and script -writer Craig Silvey, is one of Australia’s leading writers who’s book Jasper Jones has been published in in over 30 countries and has been translated into 14 languages. In 2016 he co-wrote the AWGIE winning script of the Jasper Jones feature film and has followed up with the acclaimed and beautifully illustrated novella, The Amber Amulet.
Saturday 2:15pm, Library Theatre
It’s a hypothetical courtroom where technology is put on trial and the audience is the jury. A panel of WA’s lawyers debate two cases nominated by the public, selected from the current media. Using an interactive tool, the audience will decide whether data breaches can actually benefit our society.
Saturday 4pm, Discovery Lounge
Best known for her 18 years in Silicon Valley, Professor Genevieve Bell has now returned to Australia to head the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute at the Australian National University (ANU). Following her delivery of the 2017 Boyer Lectures, Genevieve will explore how we, as humans, can survive and thrive in this high-tech world with ethics intact.
Sunday 1pm, Library Theatre
Young Western Australian data researcher, Ellen Broad, returns home for the early release of her book, Made by Humans: The AI Condition. Roaming from Australia to the UK and the US, Ellen talks to world-leading experts in AI and history about what we need to do next.
Saturday 1:45pm & Sunday 12:15pm, The Nook
Have a burning question? Now is your chance to sit down with a speaker from the program for a four-minute speed date. Each interview will be recorded and collected as part of the Disrupted Festival content archive.
Ease yourself into Sunday with the Disrupted Markets, which take over the State Library of WA foyer, and spill out to the Perth Cultural Centre.
Sunday 3.30pm, Discovery Lounge
Leading orthopaedic surgeon Dr Munjed al Muderis has led ground-breaking advances in robotic and prosthetic limbs. He joins Disrupted to share his work and to discuss how this pioneering technology has given wounded Australian, British and Iraqui soldiers the ability to walk again.
Sunday from 10.30am
Learn how a robot thinks and interacts with its surroundings with designer and animatronic wiz, Steve Berrick. Flex your engineering skills by building a Lego battle suit for a sumo wrestling robot. Following the workshops, the sumo warriors compete for the Ultimate Disrupted Warrior title!
Following the youth battle, everyone is invited to build and battle their own Sumo Robot Champion.