Disrupted Festival of Ideas

Saturday 27 July 2019 09:00AM to Sunday 28 July 2019 05:30PM

The annual festival that challenges the status quo. In 2019, Disrupted will explore the theme of truth and how it is subverted and manipulated to influence. Join in discussion, debate, intimate conversations and immersive events with wild and creative thinkers from around Australia.

The truth. Can it be subjective? Manipulated? Changed by opinion? And will it really set you free? The very concept of truth – bent, adapted, and questioned throughout history – has found itself under siege in the social media era, where the loudest opinion can swamp even the staunchest fact.  

Libraries throughout history have played a significant role as the trusted keepers of history, truth and information.  The State Library of WA’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas 2019 takes on the truth, in all its forms. Meet scientists, journalists, writers, and professionals dedicated to truths that others deny as inconvenient. Discover how to harness your own truth, better understand your brain and spot fake news.  Learn the fascinating history behind mistruths, lies, and other forms of manipulation and how your library can be a powerful weapon in the fight against truth distortion, bias and agenda.

All events are FREE to the general public with no registration required with the exception of some workshops and activities. 

For more information visit disrupted.slwa.wa.gov.au