Boyer public lecture with Professor Genevieve Bell

Join Radio National as world-leading technologist and anthropologist Professor Genevieve Bell (ANU/Intel) interrogates what it means to be human, and Australian, in a digital world for this year's live Boyer Lecture, at ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.

Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked national discussion about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. In October, ANU Distinguished Professor and Intel Senior Fellow Professor Genevieve Bell continues this proud tradition and you're invited.

30 years ago, Professor Bell left Australia to study anthropology at Stanford University in America. That journey took her to the heart of Silicon Valley, where she led Intel’s first user experience research and development lab and most recently served as their chief futurist. Her job was to help invent the future and ensure that it was shaped by lived experience.

Professor Bell has been at the epicentre of the biggest set of digital transformations in our lifetime, and now she’s returned home to Australia, because there are some urgent conversations we need to have about the role of technology in building our future.



ANU Distinguished Professor and Intel Senior Fellow Genevieve Bell has spent the past 30 years in Silicon Valley, at the epicentre of the biggest set of digital transformations in our lifetime. 

It’s been her role to ensure that lived experience shapes the direction of future technology. Prof Bell has pioneered futurist research looking at how different cultures use technology, and helped guide Intel's product development by developing the company's social science and design research capabilities. She completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Stanford University in 1998. In 2018, Professor Bell will lead a new Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Institute, to be known as the 3A Institute, co-founded by Australian National University and CSIRO’s Data61, Australia’s largest data innovation network.

Date & time

2.30–5.30pm 21 Oct 2017


Studio 22, ABC Ultimo Centre 700 Harris Street Ultimo, NSW 2007

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