The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
This event is co-presented by RMIT Culture and Melbourne Conversations.

Melbourne Conversations: Dating Games

If you’ve ever ‘run out of potential matches in your area’ you know that in the dating game, we’re facing off against addictive swiping and the paradox of choice. 

RMIT Culture partners with Melbourne Conversations for a deep dive into the ethics and the algorithms of digital dating services. Tech companies have created a multi-billion dollar industry by gamifying our hearts and creating dating services – but who is really being serviced? Will AI set us up with even better matches or will it ingrain our existing prejudices? Are we ready to break up with traditional dating and change who and how we love? 

Hosted by RMIT’s Santilla Chingaipe (filmmaker, historian and author and presenter of Date My Race) in conversation with Vanessa Muradian (sexologist and the founder of Mia Muse), Dr Emily van der Nagel (co-author of Sex and Social Media), and Tully Walter (Futurist, Trend Forecaster, Cultural Strategist, Futures Strategist at Soon Futures), our speakers will investigate these questions from the perspective of research, technology, wellness and lived experience.  

Join us for a conversation with our spicy presenters and kick-on to enjoy the bar afterwards. Who knows who you might meet? 

Image credit: Aimee Howard (IG @okayjustsent)