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The Oracle

Town: Melbourne

Address: 280 William Street, Melbourne, 3000, VIC

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Take part in an ancient tradition, brought to life with artificial intelligence.

In ancient Greek history and myth, the Oracle of Delphi (or Pythia) was the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo. Among many things, Apollo was the Greek god of prophecy and it was believed that as his high priestess, the Pythia was an instrument for his prophetic wisdom. People would travel from far and wide to have an audience with the renowned Oracle and seek her counsel on all manner of things. This custom is thought to have begun around the 8th Century BCE and continued in some form for almost twelve hundred years, until the 4th Century CE.

Now you can experience this ancient tradition for yourself, with the power of artificial intelligence. Are you ready to ask the 21st century Oracle your burning questions?

This free, interactive public artwork is active outside the Hellenic Museum. Museum general admission is not required.



13-06-2024 to 30-09-2024

Originally Started: 03-05-2024