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14 June 2018

Whether you’re attending the 2018 Creative State Summit or tuning in online, you can still be part of the action.

Key art from the 2018 Creative State Summit


We'll be live streaming activity from the Main Stage all day long - tune in via creativestatesummit.com to watch, listen and submit questions.

This year storytellers, activists, inventors and provocateurs tackle the role of creativity in a post-truth world.

Main Stage highlights on Day One include:


10.15 – THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN A WORLD OF REALITIES
Tea Uglow – Creative Director, Google CreativeLab

Tea Uglow shares how her team at Google’s Creative Lab explore the notion of certainty, perspective and truth using contemporary technology in partnership with traditional forms of culture to represent the multi-dimensional world around us. Uglow’s examples span theatre, literature and art.


10.45 – BLOCKCHAINS AND THE CRYPTO-CITY
Professor Jason Potts – Professor of Economics, RMIT University

A crypto-city is a 'smart city' on the blockchain. Like a smart city, a crypto-city utilises data sensing and informatics, but it's coordinated through distributed systems rather than one centralised system. The data infrastructure of the crypto-city can enable civil society to run local public goods and services, and facilitate economic and social entrepreneurship.


11.15 – WHY REMEMBER ANYTHING AT ALL?
Nate DiMeo – Producer, Memory Palace (Radiotopia)

Hear from Nate DiMeo – creator of long-running storytelling podcast The Memory Palace (Radiotopia) – who’ll talk about how our relationship to the past can help us to understand our current thinking on social media, AI, propaganda, and conspiracy theories.


12.45 – PANEL: ARTIST AS DISRUPTOR
Mama Alto – Jazz Singer & Community Activist (Facilitator)
Candy Bowers – Co-Artistic Director, Black Honey Company
Moira Finucane – Co-Director, Finucane & Smith
Genevieve Grieves – Head of First Peoples, Museums Victoria

In a 'post-truth' climate, artists act as vital agents of social change. They become activists and advocates. Through the collision of politics, social justice, identity, and performance, artists work against oppression and disrupt power imbalances. Facilitated by Mama Alto, Moira Finucane, Candy Bowers and Genevieve Grieves discuss the role of the artist as disruptor.


16.35 – MUSEUMS AND THE 21ST CENTURY: A SOUTH EAST ASIAN PERSPECTIVE
Aaron Seeto – Director, Museum MACAN (Indonesia)

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN), opened its doors in Jakarta last November. Director Aaron Seeto will share his plans for making the museum – the first of its kind in Jakarta – a cultural and educational change-maker for the megalopolis (city population 12 million and regional 35 million).


Keep up to date via the @CreativeXch Twitter account and the hashtag #creativestate

We will be posting updates throughout the Summit, follow this link to read more: Highlights from the 2018 Creative State Summit