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MCA on The Rocks
– Ideas shaken and stirred

Comedian, collector and self-confessed architecture nerd Tim Ross plays provocateur with John Watson, manager of Silverchair, historian Dr Sophie Leiberman and many others in this season of MCA on The Rocks. Come along and say goodbye to the Australian dream, question your right to privacy and get a glimpse of the future of music.

Privacy! What Privacy?
It’s been less than ten years since the birth of social media and in those few short years many of us have completely surrendered our privacy. Perhaps we have always harboured the secret desire to share photos of our legs in a bikini at the beach but then again perhaps we have all been tricked?
As new technologies continue to challenge our social norms many artists working in the digital sphere are also faced with the challenges of redefining intellectual property in a world where sharing content is as easy as the click of a button. Join digital media expert Ben Rennie and historian Dr Sophie Leiberman to ask: has our digital narcissism rendered our privacy redundant?

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$25/$20 MCA Members and Concessions
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(includes a glass of wine)

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Ben Rennie

Ben Rennie is an Australian CEO and Managing Partner of 6.2, an innovation lab focused on creating transformational innovation across organisations, societies & governments.

In 2008, Ben co-founded 6.2 and since has successfully helped grow the business across the Asia-Pacific region. Widely known as a thought leader for his experience in innovation, brand and strategy throughout emerging markets, today Ben focuses on creating new offerings, collaboration models and solutions to solve 21st century problems.

He is an active speaker at major conferences, mentors at corporations & has founded and mentored start-ups. His opinions on innovation in Australia have been quoted in the media, including Fast Company, PSFK, The Australian and various Australian Newspapers.

Ben is the editor of the award winning blog White Spaces with over 600,000 readers and leads teams at 6.2 to solve some of the world’s most interesting problems through first-hand research, innovation, experience prototyping, and the strategic planning of meaningful solutions to advance the human & digital experience.

Ben Rennie

Dr Sophie Lieberman

Sophie Lieberman is the Head of Programs for Sydney Living Museums where her team develops public programs, education programs and volunteers over the twelve sites that SLM manages. She has held roles as Lecturer in History for UNSW, Manager of Science Communication at the Australian Museum and as a consultant to cultural and tertiary institutions around audience development. Sophie has delivered papers on the role of museums in outreach, successful cultural partnerships and museums as agents of social inclusion and consulted to tertiary and government bodies on communication and audience engagement. Sophie is a member of the Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) and has held roles with the Sydney Architecture Festival and National Science Week Committees. She has a particular interest in how cultural institutions use partnerships to fulfill their mission and business.

Dr Sophie Lieberman

Sam de Brito

Sam de Brito is an author and newspaper columnist who pens the popular ‘All Men Are Liars’ column for The Sun-Herald and Sunday Age and a thrice-weekly national blog of the same name for Fairfax Media. He is the author of five books, No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty (Penguin), Building a Better Bloke (Penguin), The Lost Boys (Picador), No Sex With Your Ex (Penguin) and his current novel, Hello Darkness (Picador).

Sam de Brito

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