Blog Skepticon - Sydney

Skepticon - Sydney

Posted Nov. 22, 2017, 8:51 a.m. by T

Skepticon

Recital Hall

Sydney, Australia

November 18-19, 2017

Think Inc. is a telling name: Dedicated to nurturing rational discourse, the bright heads behind the organisation organise Q&A sessions, forums and other events with luminaries and subject matter experts from a range of areas to make specialist knowledge accessible for both - those in the know and those on the periphery interested in gaining deeper insight into academic and scientific specialist knowledge.

 

Summa summarum, an innovative concept aimed at the provision of a  platform to strike a balance between the application of academic rigour and the celebration of science without dumbing the matter in question down. 

Skepticon Australia 2017 is a Think Inc.’s two-day ideas festival meant for anybody who seeks truth and is ready to question the most recent fads with a diverse range of presenters, covering the gamut of skeptical and scientific topics aiming at tackling opportunistic quacks seeking to peddle and profit from their pseudoscientific claims – think the danggers of wireless internet, WiFi 'dangers', fads like the Paleo diet that refuses to return to its beloved paleolithic era, and therapies like cupping et cetera. 

This ideas festival ran over the course of a weekend, consisting of presentations, panel discussions, Questions & Answers sessions and performances, e.g. bands and other Think Inc related artists..

Professor Alan Duffy, renowned luminary in the fields of astrophycisim and science communication, joined forces for the first time with LA Area Emmy Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer and podcaster, Cara Santa Maria, joined the stage to create Beyond the Eye.

Filmmaker, futurist and self-proclaimed  ‘epiphany addict’ Jason Silva “likes ideas”. He states that tenacity and flexibility as well as their infectious nature is what excites as well their ability to spawn and prepare fertile ground for new ideas. And that is exactly what he did – he descended onto terra australis to share them.

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto @ Opera House

Posted by T
Oct. 21, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto Opera House Sydney, Australia October 21, 2018 The collaboration between Japanese composer, maverick and constituent of the synth pop outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ryuichi Sakamoto, ... read more

Water of Life - Sake and Cocktails

Posted by T
Oct. 20, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Water of Life Sake and Cocktails In essence Kid Kyoto is a themed, dimly lit exposed brick lined Japanese restaurant whose ambience catapults you back into the throes of 90ies grunge ... read more

The Hold Steady @ SurlyFest

Posted by Loren
Oct. 18, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

SurlyFest 2018 The Hold Steady, Bad Bad Hats, Mixed Blood Majority, Static Panic, Rachel Kurtz, DJ Shannon Blowtorch Festival Field (Surly Brewing Company) Minneapolis, MN October 13, 2018   SurlyFest ... read more

An Enemy of the People @ Belvoir Theatre

Posted by T
Oct. 17, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

An Enemy of the People Belvoir Theatre Sydney, AU October 11, 2018 Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s prominent position on the forefront of the firmament of contemporary drama has never wavered ... read more

Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma

Posted by T
Oct. 16, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma Yale University Press   Dislocation, borders, political oppression are themes that are omnipresent and reverberate through Mona Hatoum’s oeuvre, which now spans over four decades. In ... read more

Advertisement
Riffblaster EP
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.