SERIES

FODI Festival

DATE & TIME

9-10 MAY 2020

LOCATION

LIVE STREAMED

Unpack the dangerous realities we face.

Critical thinking is essential

Dangerous realities are at our doorstep and the pandemic is merely one of them. What will we face in a post-iso world when the fog lifts?

The Ethics Centre presented FODI Digital 9-10 May. A live online series of conversations with expert speakers and commentators addressing the danger that has manifested today, and what will come tomorrow.

All sessions were streamed live for free on FODI website, enabling people across the globe unfettered access to uncover the dangerous realities we face, from surveillance states and misinformation to rapid changes across local and global politics.

FODI Digital on Demand is now available. Catch up on any of the sessions you missed. Still free, still dangerous.

  • MISINFORMATION IS INFECTIOUS: Co-founder of First Draft and leading expert in fake news and misinformation Claire Wardle in convo with ABC tech reporter Ariel Bogle
  • AGEING IS A DISEASE: Biologist and Professor of Genetics David Sinclair on ageing as a disease
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT CHINA: Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and a panel of China watchers including Peter Hartcher, Vicky Xiuzhong Xu, Yaqiu Wang and Jason Yat-Sen Li
  • THE FUTURE IS HISTORY: Russian-American journalist and outspoken critic of Putin and Trump, Masha Gessen
  • STOLEN INHERITANCE: Youth leaders Daisy Jeffrey, Audrey Mason-Hyde and Dylan Storer discuss their fears for the future they will inherit
  • ETHICS OF THE PANDEMIC: Philosophers Matt Beard, Eleanor Gordon-Smith, Bryan Mukandi look at the ethics of the pandemic
  • STATES OF SURVEILLANCE: Futurist Mark Pesce, data expert Ellen Broad and tech design communicator Angie Abdilla discuss digital surveillance
  • SNAP BACK TO REALITY: Social researcher Rebecca Huntley and political journalist Stan Grant speak with philosophers Tim Soutphommasane and Simon Longstaff on the political, social and economic shifts that await us in a post pandemic world

Who is it for?


  • THE BIG THINKER
  • THE CURIOUS
  • THE FUTURIST
  • THE NEWS JUNKIE

What you'll take away


  • 01BROKEN BOUNDARIES AND COURAGEOUS QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR FRIENDS
  • 02NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT LIE AHEAD
  • 03SPINE-TINGLING MOMENTS

Things to think about