About

Wrapping up each day of Supercell 2019, THINK Salon is a gathering of curious thinkers and inspired minds. Join us each evening as we unpack hot topics through the eyes of activists, artists and audiences who instigate critical dialogue and discussion. THINK Salons are facilitated conversations that look to situate ourselves in this rapidly changing 21st century world. 

Guest Curated by Kyle Page (Artistic Director, Dancenorth), Supercell is proud to welcome special guests working in politics, journalism, activism and science to the THINK Salon panels.


A note from our Industry partner | Dancenorth

I like to dwell in not knowing. 

Curating the THINK Salons as a part of Supercell has enabled me to shine a spotlight on just a few areas of my not knowing, on places of curiosity. I find a great sense of freedom in these spaces - in the not knowing, everything seems available. 

Someone recently said to me that ‘we are going to look back on these days as the good old days’. The good old days of technological advancements, of revolution and the Anthropocene? Perhaps three sides of the same coin concerning the way we treat one another and the world we live in.

A good question always beats a good answer. I’m still sitting in the not knowing but my hope is that these provocations invite thoughtful responses, challenge predispositions and prompt reflection on how little we actually know.

Kyle Page

Dancenorth

 

Technology: Are we inventing our own demise?

SPEAKERS
Ian Dearden, Queensland Judge
Dr Jared Donovan, Senior Lecturer Interaction Design at QUT

Facilitated by Supercell Program Manager, Ashleigh Musk

WHEN | Thursday 4 April, 9PM

WHERE | Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse

FREE EVENT

The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be - the slaves, instead of the masters of men.” Havelock Ellis

With predictions that as many as 800 million jobs will be lost worldwide to automation by 2030, how do we ensure technological advancements are beneficial to the overall emotional wellness of society?



Revolution: Burden or responsibility of the artist?

SPEAKERS
Anna Kallblad
Helena Bystrom
Both international Artists and Guests of Supercell 

Facilitated by Supercell Program Manager, Ashleigh Musk

WHEN | Friday 5 April, 9PM

WHERE | Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse

FREE EVENT

Revolutions have periodically shifted throughout history, beyond being necessary to becoming inevitable. The ensuing changes are dramatic, affecting culture, economy and socio-political institutions. With many believing we are on the brink of collapse, what if we were to share not the burden, but the responsibility of our current revolution?


The role of artists in the age of the Anthropocene?

SPEAKERS
Sabrina Chakori, Brisbane Tool Library
Renee Shadler, International Artist and Guest of Supercell

Facilitated by Supercell Program Manager, Ashleigh Musk

WHEN | Saturday 6 April, 9PM

WHERE | Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse

FREE EVENT

All human inhabitants on planet earth share entangled histories and intrinsically connected futures. The Anthropocene implores us to consider the ‘art’ of living on a damaged planet. How do we challenge one another to look at life in radically different ways in the face of mass extinctions of plant and animal species, polluted oceans and altered atmosphere?