Posted on: 20/07/2015
On the opening week of David Bowie is, writers, fans, artists and academics from all over the world came together to celebrate everything Bowie. From horror and sci-fi to hairstyles and GIFs to politics and cuts-ups, no topic was uncovered in The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie.
If you couldn't make it along to the two-days #SymBowsium, we scoured the internet and found out just what was happening inside the event.
In the weeks leading up to the opening of David Bowie is, the symposium guests were already building the buzz online.
And what better way to get ready than a Bowie coffee from the ACMI Cafe & Bar?
... apart from mid-morning Bowie opera of course.
It also wasn't just the coffee getting Bowiefied either.
Up in the ACMI Lightwell, even Double J's Myf Warhurst was getting into the spirit, live broadcasting during day 2 of the Bowie symposium.
But back in our cinemas, the Bowie Symposium kicked off with Dr. Will Brooker, an interesting chap who is spending a year as David Bowie.
The radicalisation of 60s/70s was not simple Marxism, it was a cultural, personal, open ended revolution that continues. #bowiesymposium— samuel harvey (@saucy_hippo) July 18, 2015
Meanwhile, when the participants weren't getting lightning bolts on their faces and enjoying the lectures, they tried their hands at the cut-up technique Bowie borrowed from Burroughs.
But back in the symposium, the attendees made their own impact on Twitter.
Bowie only appears to disappearOf course, what soars through the stars must come down to earth. After two days of investigating Bowie (and partying like a rock star) the symposium was over. We get the feeling these guys would do it every weekend if they could.