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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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    Sci Curious event reviews... Biometric Mirror discussion panel

    Event reviews by our Sci Curious members Biometric Mirror panel discussion: a discussion on digital ethics and society Review by James Following Adam Peacock’s talk from the previous night, I found myself sitting in front of four panelists eagerly preparing themselves to delve deep into the world of AI, biometrics and digital ethics. It was great to see a wide range of perspectives being presented, accurately representing the reach of digital ethics and technology in our society through...

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  • Sci Curious event reviews... Perfection and Speculation

    Sci Curious event reviews... Perfection and Speculation

    Event reviews by our Sci Curious members Perfection and Speculation: lecture by Adam Peacock, recipient of the Robert Garland Treseder Fellowship  Review by James Adam Peacock’s talk on “Perfection and Speculation” reflected upon the ways in which we perceive ourselves, each other, and the rest of the world. Through sharing insights into his interests in CRISPR, genetics, consumer culture, speculative design and the potentially frightening future of the human...

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