Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is headed to Sydney, where he will join SXSW Sydney 2023 as a headline speaker.
Since its premiere in 2011, Black Mirror has been one of the most talked about shows on television, and Brooker has been at the forefront of conversations about the future of technology, media and social issues. Now, Brooker will be bringing those ideas down under as he gets ready to headline South by Southwest‘s first festival outside of Austin, Texas.
“Having to quickly provide a personal quote for a press release about how excited I am to join the inaugural Sydney-flavoured SXSW event is exactly the sort of thing ChatGPT is for, but I’ve written this one myself because I still care about our species, dammit,” Brooker said in a press statement.
He continued: “Although I initially misspelt ‘inaugural’ just then until I got corrected by a machine, so actually maybe we’re just rubbish. This tense love-hate relationship with technology is what Black Mirror is all about. That and stories about Prime Ministers and pigs. Anyway, I can’t wait to attend and get so cowed by all the creativity and innovation on display that I go home feeling depressed and inadequate. I’m genuinely looking forward to it.”
Meanwhile, SXSW Sydney’s Managing Director, Colin Daniels, was thrilled to announce Brooker’s addition to the lineup.
“SXSW Sydney seeks to offer unique perspectives of the future, making Charlie Brooker an ideal speaker for our event,” Daniels said in a press statement. “Black Mirror consistently leads the cultural conversation on what we face in the now or may confront in our future, offering a chance for reflection and change. Charlie embodies what attendees can expect from SXSW Sydney; creativity and innovation.”
When Is SXSW Sydney?
The very first SXSW Sydney will be held from October 15 to October 22, 2023.
Who Else Is on the SXSW Sydney Lineup?
SXSW Sydney is absolutely stacked with talent, from local experts and industry leaders, to A-list international talent.
Already announced as speakers are Grammy Award winner Chance the Rapper, Coachella festival CEO Paul Tollett, Slack Co-Founder Cal Henderson, and futurist and AI expert Amy Webb.
Of course, these are just some of the names, and you can check out the full list here.
How to See Charlie Brooker at SXSW Sydney
As one of the conference speakers, the only way to see Charlie Brooker is with a SXSW Sydney badge.
There are different tiers of SXSW Sydney badges to choose from, depending on the events you’d like to attend. There’s a Platinum Badge, or a range of different Industry Badges. If you’re unsure which is right for you, there’s also a Badge Quiz to help you out..
Badges are now available at sxswsydney.com.
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