Ideas Summit

Watch the full-day talks program from the inaugural PHOTO 2024 Ideas Summit in Melbourne

Session 1: The Age of AI

17:45 Boris Eldagsen Outsourcing the muse? AI Creativity vs. Human Creativity
38:20 Mark Andrejevic Deep Fake it until you make it
50:53 Jo Duck Razzle Dazzle ’em: An exploration of disguises to evade facial recognition
01:03:44 filip custic real vs. virtual = balance
01:17:20 Katrina Sluis Will the machine like my image? On the aesthetics of AI

Session 2: Photography as Activism

01:15 Carmen Winant The last safe abortion
32:20 Kirsten Lyttle Transforming the photograph as a site for making Indigenous Customary Art
50:25 Janet Laurence An Alchemical Life: New ways of living on our fragile planet
01:04:50 Michael Najjar cool earth: Our planetary future in times of climate change
01:26:38 Isadora Romero Fume, Root, Seed: safeguarding Agro biodiversity in Latin América

Session 3: Towards Utopia

0:00 Mous Lamrabat In Conversation
11:48 Daniel Jack Lyons Like a River: Queer futures in the Amazon
34:40 Sophia the Robot In conversation
42:35 Sunil Gupta In conversation

Session 4: Into the Metaverse

0:00 Serwah Attafuah Polygons with a Purpose: Discussing how and why 3D/AR/VR are vital for building brighter futures
31:08 Jahkarli Felicitas Romanis (Dis)connected to Country: Mapping back to Pitta Pitta
44:50 Lauren Dunn A Portrait of a Cyborg: A meditation on images, technology and pop culture

Session 5: The Kids Are Alright with Ryan McGinley

in conversation with Keri Elmsly, Executive Director of Programming, ACMI

Presented by PHOTO Australia, supported by Fed Square and Museum of Australian Photography. Subscribe and be the first to know about future Ideas Summits.
Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March