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Flinders Investigator Lecture: Democracy’s new challenge

Runaway technology and walk-away government. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, with the great opportunities and challenges this entails. However, democracies, designed for predictable and deliberate change, are overwhelmed by this digital disruption, producing a public backlash in elections around the world. Reframing public debate around technology and...

Six big ideas for social innovation

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation is a unique South Australian experiment to accelerate social progress by exploring new ways of tackling intractable social issues. Here, TACSI presents the big ideas driving their work in ageing, disability and child protection: think differently about home, open-sourced services, an intergenerational perspective...

Ageing well

What do we really want? Most of us will get old; we may well become frail and socially isolated. But many will live long productive lives. So what do we want as we age? Lifestyle? Health? Community? Income? Who decides? Who should decide?

Reinvent, rediscover and have a voice

What do startups, not-for-profits and baby boomers have in common? As the baby boomer generation moves into the next stage of life, getting older becomes disrupted. Retirement is out and people over 60 are running for president, creating new enterprises and taking on leading roles. For those who want to...

Links in the blockchain

Blockchain technology is a whole new way of transacting the transfer of information. What will be the specific impacts of blockchain technologies on different fields such as education, health care, government and the commercial world?

Joan of Arc

Or how to be a revolutionary. Is the contemporary individual too caught up in the anxieties of identity to become a genuine agent of change and transformation? In a world smothered by individual interests and dominant ideology masquerading as ‘ethical’ and ‘communal’, the extraordinary Joan of Arc, a true radical,...

Youth lead the change

With the financial crisis of 2008 having seen youth unemployment rise to alarming levels, the City Government of Boston has taken a radical approach to youth engagement, not only asking young people what they want to happen in their city, but providing US$1 million for them to put towards...

Who’s leading our energy transition?

Around the world, a community energy revolution is underway. Citizens are having varied success in provoking change within the energy regimes of their countries. Energy companies, governments and regulators are operating under one paradigm while citizens demand another. South Australia is at a critical point in its transition to...

The Graeme Hugo Memorial Lecture: The future of humanity does not look good

We have reached a stage in history where we have the capacity to fracture the liveability of this planet, at least for us humans. Increasing global mobility is breaking up communities and places. Intensifying globalization is rendering economics and politics more tumultuous. And climate change will cause increasing chaos....

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