Fancy some light-hearted philosophy after dark?
Come along to RMIT University's Big Ideas Nightclub where Dr John Lenarcic is holding an all-night lecture program of philosophical discussions, as part of Melbourne's White Night festival this Saturday.
Big Ideas Nightclub encourages participants to think until they drop, while trying to cram a whole semester of philosophy into just one night and have fun in the process.
Topics up for discussion include:
- Is Google the modern Oracle of Delphi? What's right and wrong with technology?
- Why are there no answers, but only choices? A wander through the history of ethics
- The Midnight Special - Why does humour exist? Meditations on the ontology of a joke
- What is Beauty? Design thinking and the Aesthetic Imperative
- The 3am Interlude - Does TV boost your brain-power? How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
- Will the machines takeover? Pondering the future of innovation
Big Ideas Nightclub is being held at RMIT's Swanston Academic Building and starts from 7pm, with lectures varying from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
What: Big Ideas Nightclub
When: Saturday 22 February, from 7pm to 7am
Where: Level 2, Room 7, Swanston Academic Building, RMIT University, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne
For interviews: Dr John Lenarcic, (03) 9925 1605 or 0410 131 580.
For general media enquiries: Deborah Sippitts, (03) 9925 3116 or 0429 588 869.