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LATE: Hermes - Communication

Past Event
Thursday, 6 June 2013

Rakino Island

© Robin MorrisonAuckland War Memorial Museum, Pictorial Collection

If we know anything about Hermes, it's that he is the messenger god. On that basis alone, we could easily appoint him the patron of an era where a billion Facebook users send around eight billion messages a day, and where trillions of IP packets every second flash across the global network, each like a tiny digital envelope, carrying the address of its sender and recipient, and some fraction of an image or an idea. But that's only where it starts.

Russell Brown and Judge David Harvey dissected what kind of world Hermes has wrought. What are the implications of the buzzing, constant, real-time world in which we now live? Is it a better world? Or just one with new problems?

Great Music

Wellington’s Orchestra of Spheres – “Channelling ancient future funk from the IS! Warping spatio-elastoplasticity with sound.” Spheres have developed a cult-like following for musically and visually ecstatic live shows.

Cover of the Future Museum plan

The Late 2013 Broadsheet

Featuring essays from Noelle McCarthy, Russell Brown and Wallace Chapman plus photos by Robin Morrison.

  • Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they discuss the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night over the next seven months — just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?
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  • Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they discuss the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night over the next seven months — just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?
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