For those of you who are interested in spending your weekend thinking about women’s body sizes and whether the future of media, virtualization and more can influence body shape, you might want to check out the Ideas Festival Debate. I’ve listed the information below. See you there!

The Office for Women proudly presents ‘Beyond size 0 – is anything real?’
We invite you to attend an insightful and thought-provoking panel discussion hosted by the Office for Women as part of the Ideas Festival.
“With new technologies, will real women’s bodies be necessary for the future of fashion? And if not, what impacts will this have on fashion, the media industry and women’s health and body image in the future?”
Join us as four expert panellists present their perspectives on the media’s impact on women’s body image and its implications for the future. Panellists include: writer, director and producer Phoebe Hart, Dr Angela Dwyer of Queensland University of Technology, Phillippa Diedrichs of the University of Queensland, and Tracy Whitelaw of MyCyberTwin.
Meshel Laurie, co-host of Brisbane’s Nova 106.9, will MC the session.
Be part of the Ideas Festival and see expert panellists examine the question ‘Beyond size 0 – is anything real?’

Event details:
Saturday, 28 March 2009
6 pm – 7 pm
State Library of Queensland, Auditorium 2
South Bank Cultural Centre,
Free admission
For further information visit the Office for Women’s Ideas Festival web page.