Techno wiz to speak in Bendigo

Techno wiz to speak in Bendigo

20 Oct 2010

Gaming entrepreneur and new media wiz, Michael Woods is the keynote speaker at a symposium to be presented by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences students at La Trobe University in Bendigo.

This is the first time the event has been organised by the students themselves and the organising committee promises to entertain and enlighten members of the public, who are invited to the event.
The students promise an exciting day of debate and laughter, culminating in Michael Woods’ unique perspective on the future of media, education, business, communication and entertainment in his presentation entitled Ten Things that will Rock my World.

The public convention is a forum that provides an opportunity for students to share ideas through thought-provoking papers. A wide variety of topics are covered from history, community planning & development, and religion & spirituality studies, to sociology & politics, English literature and Indonesian

The forum also promotes the students’ creativity and critical analysis skills through the practice and critique of public speaking.

The theme chosen by the students for the symposium is Once Upon a Future. Postgraduate and Undergraduate students alike presented 10-20 minute papers interpreting the theme as it relates to their particular discipline.  

The students will be supported by faculty staff, who will chair four panel discussions.

‘Over a dozen talks will be grouped together in four panels chaired by a staff member,’ said Dr Sofia Ahlberg, lecturer in English in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

‘The audience will embark on a journey from the past to the future as presenters discuss topics such as Grecian prophecy, Indigenous film, the birth of surrealism, Eastern and Western modes of thinking,

‘We will also touch on past and future generations, future fashions, visiting heaven, cosmology, and the internet,’ said Dr Ahlberg.

Dr Ahlberg said a discussion on movies will include Inception Firefly, Terminator and Doctor Who.  Poet Tru Dowling and writer John Charalambous also feature in the program.

‘Students have worked hard to bring this symposium to the Bendigo community and I’m sure that the event will be a testament to their talent and enthusiasm,’ Dr Ahlberg said.

Media enquiries
Dr Sofia Ahlberg, Lecturer in English, Ph 03 5444 7243, M 0413 355942

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