Category : GoMA Talks

GoMA talks: What will the future of the 21st century hold?

Some of the big issues and ideas that have defined the 21st century, from communication and design, to architecture, health and the environment, have been explored throughout the GoMA talks series during ‘21stCentury: Art in the First Decade’.

During the final evening of this GoMA talks series, guest panellists look to the future of the 21st century. What are the big forecasts for the 21st century? What are some of the problems we will encounter in the future, and what should we be doing now? Futurists, artists and authors explore ideas on what the future of the 21st century might hold for consumers and workers, media, technology, communication and art.

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GoMA talks: How are health and the environment linked in the 21st century and are our lifestyles putting economies at risk?

Hosted by Paul Barclay, Australia Talks

Global concerns about health and environmental degradation and change permeate almost every aspect of our lives in the 21st century. We are becoming increasingly interested in how scientific research being undertaken by our leading researchers is reflected in broader political decisions and policies, and the public availability of this cutting-edge information.

Guest panellists will explore some of the pivotal issues about health and the environment in the 21st century, including clinical innovations in medicine, public perceptions of environmental issues such as climate change, media representation, and the actions begin taken by young Australians.

The panel this week – Paul Barclay (Host), Ian Frazer, Anne Fulwood, Amanda McKenzie and Joseph Reser.

31 March 2011 | GoMA TALKS Science| How are health and the environment linked in the 21st Century and are our lifestyles putting economies at risk? Hosted by Paul Barclay, Australia Talks

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GoMA talks: What does a 21st Century art museum look like and who is it for?

Having once represented privilege and exclusion, the art museum has taken a remarkable turn in recent decades, giving way to the art museum as a site of multiple and diverse experiences – from spectacular and crowd-pleasing exuberance, to new interpretations created through technology, and opportunities for social engagement. What challenges are art museum directors and curators facing as they take part in shaping the art museum of the 21st century? Are artists changing the way they make works to fit with the expanding concept of the museum, or is the museum responding to artists’ innovations?

Guest panellists discuss what the art museum looks like, and stands for, in the 21st century.

Panellists: Tony Ellwood | Juliana Engberg | Callum Morton | Brian Ritchie

GoMA TALKS Design | What does a 21st Century art museum look like and who is it for? | Hosted by Janne Ryan, Producer, By Design

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GoMA Talks: What makes up a 21st century city and are there any boundaries?

GoMA Talks is a series of panel discussions at the Gallery of Modern Art as part of the ’21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition. Each event engages with specific issues that have defined the first decade of the 21st Century with a range of panellists, including presenters from ABC Radio National and visiting guests from a range of fields and disciplines.

Watch the webcast from the second GoMA Talks presented on Thursday 4 March 2011.

GoMA TALKS Places | What makes up a 21st century city and are there any boundaries?
Hosted by Alan Saunders, By Design with panellists Lawrence English, Michael Keniger, Meg Mundell and Angela Ndalianis

The 21st century has seen the rise of the city in unprecedented ways. In 2008, the world’s population reached an extraordinary milestone, with more people across the world living in cities and towns than ever before. The 21st century has given rise to rapid expansion, ‘urban sprawl’, and the architectural innovations of cities such as Dubai, while others have confronted the task of rebuilding after major trauma. How is our notion of place affected by these and other issues growing out of the city in the 21st century?

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GoMA Talks: Who are we in the world of web 2.0?

GoMA Talks is a series of panel discussions at the Gallery of Modern Art as part of the ’21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition. Each event engages with specific issues that have defined the first decade of the 21st Century with a range of panellists, including presenters from ABC Radio National and visiting guests from a range of fields and disciplines.

Watch the webcast from the first GoMA Talks presented on Thursday 17 February 2011.

GoMA TALKS Communication | Who are we in the world of Web 2.0?
Hosted by Antony Funnell, Future Tense

The flock of interactive capabilities born from the ‘second generation’ of the World Wide Web, which has been termed Web 2.0, include social networking sites, blogging, video sharing and wikis. Our engagement with this user-generated content has transformed the Web into an infinite source of knowledge and interaction, but have these recent forms of virtual communication increased our access to others and created an online community or has it only lessened our ability to seek and filter information?