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#MKW18 – Lunchtime Talks: Languages on the Brink (previously Imagining 2040...

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Wheeler Centre Performance Space

176 Lt Lonsdale St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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This event was previously Imagining 2040 with Damon Gameau, which has been cancelled.

Can technology help save our endangered languages?

We can now record the world’s languages at an unprecedented rate, precisely at the moment they are most threatened. What does the future hold for language in the age of digital tech? Join the conversation with Laura Welcher (The Long Now Foundation), Nick Thieberger (PARADISEC) and Paul Paton (First Languages Australia) to find out.

US linguist Dr Laura Welcher is an international guest of Melbourne Knowledge Week. In this Monday lunchtime event, Laura will discuss the groundbreaking work of the Long Now Foundation’s Rosetta Project and PanLex, which aims to translate every human word, in every language, into every other language.

Dr Welcher will also deliver the festival keynote lecture on Friday 11 May.

[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]


Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.

Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.

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Wheeler Centre Performance Space

176 Lt Lonsdale St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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