Program 45-23 Arts Friday on Eastside

Writing Objects is a new series of writing engaging with the Powerhouse Collection, opening it up to new audiences and communities. THE UNIVERSAL MACHINE:  UNCOVERING ADA’S LEGACY is  the commissioned project written by Professor Toby Walsh at the Powerhouse Museum. In this work he uncovers the legacy of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer.  Toby is one of the world’s leading researchers in artificial intelligence (AI). Faking It: Artificial Intelligence in a Human World (La Trobe University Press, 2023) is his seventh book and set to be launched next week. What has happened to civil debate and the reasonable exchange of competing ideas in public, to conversations that might lead to productive compromise or simply agreeing to disagree? This is a question to be explored on a panel discussion, Uncivil Society: polarisation and breakdown in conversation today, next week at the Addi Road Centre and we hear from two of the speakers, Dr Chris Fleming and Mark Mordue. The Blue Mountain Writers Festival returns to Katoomba and we hear from the newly appointed Artistic Director, Maeve Marsden.

Please note that the extended conversation between Dr Chris Fleming and Mark Mordue can be listened to separately. The interview with Kath Fries, Curator of HIDDEN ROOKWOOD Sculptures, can also be listened to separately and will be broadcast on Arts Friday, November 3rd.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from GADIGAL country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

Program 45-23 Arts Friday on Eastside.


Ghost Warrior :: Traces To Nowhere I’ve Been There re:st Bern, Switzerland
Josef Akin :: Visions of the Night Chimera Glasgow UK
21-22 October 2023 :: INTERVIEW: Maeve Marsden, Artistic Director, Blue Mountain Writers Festival
Kendall Timmons :: Fred’s Dystopia APRON JAPAN VOL.1 Apron Records UK
Joram Feitsma :: Abandon All Hope Single Netherlands
UNIVERSAL MACHINE: UNCOVERING ADA’S LEGACY – Powerhouse Museum :: INTERVIEW: Toby Walsh Faking It: Artificial Intelligence in a Human World, Launched Gleebooks, Tuesday 24 October – https:
Tommaso Cappellato :: Melody Lounge Explorare LA California
Christian Gaubert – :: Sweet Maryline Last Exit Mad About Records
UNICIVIL SOCIETY:polarisation and breakdown in our conversations today :: COMMENTARY: Dr Chris Fleming and Mark Mordue Wednesday, 25 October 2023 – Greek Theatre @ Addi Road, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
AGBEKO :: There Must Be Another Way Single Manchester UK
The full discussion with Mark Mordue and Dr Chris Flemming will be made available on Monday 23 October 2023. :: Arts Friday program archive: HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2023 | 21 October – 19 November 2023 For more information visit: