Is artificial intelligence capable of authentic emotions? And just how deep is our own empathy for the suffering of others when the subject of pity disappears with a turn of the page, flick of the channel, click of the next link?
Will there come a time when we need empathy implants? Will our obsession with perfecting our bodily form result in a new trans-genetic species?
Join host Jennifer Wong, Little Fictions actors Eleni Schumacher and Felix Johnson and special guest composer/musician Elina Godwin for an entertaining hour of storytelling and soundscapes which explores how the digital world is shaping our emotions and our bodies.
Featuring stories by Quinn Eades, Jennifer Mills, Dominique Hecq, Alex Cothren and Kate Walter.
Jennifer Wong is a writer, comedian, and former bookseller from Sydney. She’s the creator and host of shows Comedy vs Racism, Pitch a Classic Today, and Book Club Impro, and has performed at arts and comedy festivals in Australia, Scotland, and China. As writer and presenter of ABC iview’s Bookish, Jennifer interviewed local and international authors and wrote and performed comedy sketches about books and reading. She’s also a co-founder of Friends at the Library with Jenn Martin, a collective for people who love to read.
Elina Godwin is a Sydney-based composer, sound-designer and producer. She recently completed an Honours thesis about sonic ecosystems in podcasts which explored developments in broadcast sound design. Her recent works include Vida, a music and performance project.
Little Fictions is produced by Bronwyn Mehan, short fiction publisher at Spineless Wonders.
This event will be Auslan interpreted
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