Brain control - a free event

Brain control - the impact of science and technology on our mental health.

This free public event explores the impact of science and technology on our mental health, law and privacy.

In continuously monitoring our thoughts, movements, and behaviours with wearable devices like smartphones and smartwatches, we can uncover new insights about the nature of mental illness.

However, these technologies also raise many social, ethical and legal dilemmas around data collection, privacy and discrimination. Our expert panellists will discuss the virtues and risks of our digital health data being captured and used by others in the age of Facebook, metadata retention laws, Cambridge Analytica and a rapidly evolving neuroscience.

Seats are limited - register by 27 November to attend!

Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Time: 5.30pm for pre-event drinks and canapes, 6.30pm start
Venue: The Conversation Quarter, State Library Victoria, Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne