Words by Jess Mackay
Last weekend StartUp Creative had the pleasure of discovering what happens when you invite entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and creatives from around the world into a room and ply them with coffee, exceptional keynote speakers and the chance to discuss the cultural collision of arts and science on the Gold Coast.
From the outside, the 2970⁰ The Boiling Point was a conference to celebrate collaboration and support the disruption of mundane thinking. From the inside, it was also a passionate discussion of how to encourage and motivate the next generation to educate and revolutionalise how we learn, work and run business.
We heard from young entrepreneurs – Jolie Clifford, Sam Foster and Shanene Ditton – about how to not take things at face value, how to address the issues we face and how the theory of left brain and right brain thinking has now merged into one school of thought to create an even more innovative field of professionals.
Largescale and complex issues were unpacked, contested and discussed within the three days that included a guest lecture by neuroscientist Dr Daniel Glaser from King’s College London, the first scientist to be appointed as a judge of the Man Booker literary prize.
His speech ignited heated conversation around the future collaboration – or to use his words, ‘collision’ – of arts and science on the Gold Coast and a discussion of how and why we must not only support this union but also celebrate those individuals who choose to stay in their home town and contribute their talents to the cultural hubs of our city.
StartUp Creative is a magazine and a business invested in the creative and entrepreneurial future of the Gold Coast. We want to know more about how people on the coast are creating and encouraging the ‘collision’ of the arts and science industries and the complex collaborations these partnerships have the ability to create. How is your business merging creative and scientific thinking and how can we support you?
Drop us a line, flick us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us more about how you and your business are helping to create a ‘third space’ where art and science are no longer segregated, but contribute to our local culture.
The 2970⁰ Boiling Point conference funded by City of Gold Coast and was held at the Gold Coast Arts Centre from the 26th-28th June. StartUp Creative would like to thank the City of Gold Coast for the invitation to the conference. To stay in the loop with Arts and Cultural on the Gold Coast , like their Facebook Page.