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  • My time at Science Gallery Melbourne

    My time at Science Gallery Melbourne

    Photo credit: Nicole Cleary There are many highlights that come to mind as I reflect over my short time with Science Gallery Melbourne (SGM). As First Nations Production & Curatorial Assistant, I had the pleasure of assisting in the curatorial development of a First Nations, science themed, component for the exhibition program in collaboration with INDIGI LAB. Combining a pop-up exhibition/showcase with a panel discussion, AI PERFECTION through the elements, examined, through the lens of...

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  • Sci Curious event reviews... Laborastory: PERFECTION edition

    Sci Curious event reviews... Laborastory: PERFECTION edition

    Event reviews by our Sci Curious members Laborastory: the PERFECTION edition The Laborastory brings together five scientists to tell the story of their science heroes in ten short minutes. Hear stories of tragedies and triumphs and maybe learn a little bit along the way.   Review #1 by Luke After attending the Laborastory PERFECTION event, I came away with five thought-provoking recounts of scientist and science that were guided by perfection. The central theme resonating through...

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  • Sci Curious event reviews... Mirror Mirror

    Event reviews by our Sci Curious members Mirror Mirror: reflections on cultural pressures of beauty This discussion explored the psychology behind perfection and body image, and delved into disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, which involves obsessing about a perceived or imagined problem with one’s appearance. We looked at the measures young people take to perfect their bodies, from Brazilian waxing to labiaplasty, through to body building and anabolic steroid use.   Review #...

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  • Sci Curious event reviews... Go Hack Yourself

    Sci Curious event reviews... Go Hack Yourself

    Event reviews by our Sci Curious members Go Hack Yourself Hack, snip, insert, remove – how far will we go in our quest to perfect our bodies? This panel discussion explored the current and future technologies for hacking our bodies, and discussed some of the ethical implications associated with hacking and changing parts of ourselves.   Review #1 by Brandon This event opened my mind to the endless possibilities we have as humans for progressing and learning. It showed a glimpse...

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  • Sci Curious event reviews... Sci Fight Science Comedy Debate

    Sci Curious event reviews... Sci Fight Science Comedy Debate

    Event reviews by our Sci Curious members Sci Fight Science Comedy Debate: Only science can achieve perfection Review by Caleb I think the most important themes for the night were perfection and how it’s perceived as well as how science fits into that idea. The topic of perfection was questioned in a way of what it is? What is the point of it? And why we crave it so much? I also questioned my own ideas about science. The themes of what science is was also tackled in the sense of if art...

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