Given enough data, can AI recreate the essence of a human consciousness? In this conversation, avant-pop musician and artist Sui Zhen – creator of MKW performance Losing, Linda – joins Professor Michael Arnold of the University of Melbourne DeathTech Research Team to discuss where artistic expression intersects with themes of death and grief.
Losing, Linda, combines upbeat electronic pop songs with video art, encouraging Sui’s audience to reflect on mortality and memorialisation, while Arnold’s research lies at the intersection of technology, death, and social media. Both consider what it means to live and die in the Digital Age. The conversation will showcase the cohesion and contrasts between their two perspectives, highlighting how people from entirely different disciplines can collaborate to bring about unexpected ideas and deeper understanding.
This event is part of a series, presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre, pairing artists with an expert from a field related to their creative practice. Expect dynamic discussions exploring different perspectives on some of our most fascinating and provocative ideas, perfect for the curious mind.