Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne
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Some say climate change isn’t happening or isn’t driven by human activities. Some worry that vaccines cause autism or are a lethal conspiracy. Only two-thirds of people in the USA aged 18-24 believe the Earth is round.
Have you faced difficult conversations on these topics with family or friends? How concerned should we be about the unscientific opinions of social media influencers? If distrust in scientists, governments, and mainstream media is growing, what should we do?
Join the conversation with researchers, and experts in psychology and science communication at this Science Festival event.
- Professor Moira O’Bryan (Host) - Dean, Faculty of Science
- Dr. Graham Phillips (Moderator) - Lecturer Science Communications, Faculty of Science
- Professor Margie Danchin (Panelist) - Group Leader, Vaccine Uptake, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
- Professor Fiona Fidler (Panelist) - Professor in History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Arts
- Dr Jennifer Beckett (Panelist) - Lecturer Media/Marketing Comms, Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts
- Dr Andrew King (Panelist) - Lecturer In Climate Science, School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Drop in anytime during opening hours and join DARK MATTERS artist Jon Butt and collaborator Lewis Gittus as they develop a live-sound lab at Science Gallery Melbourne, using Jon’s DIY particle detector as an adaptive musical instrument.
The duo will create a soundtrack using muon detections made onsite, allowing interstellar particles to form musical passages.
The Muon Sound Lab creates an open studio space, occupying an intersection between science experimentation and creative studio practice. Visitors can watch live sound creation, talk with the artists and engage in conversations around the opposing forces of science research and poetic intuition to better comprehend the mysterious and incomprehensible.
The final work will be pressed into a vinyl record as a residue of the experiments. A live playing of the vinyl record will accompany a performance work for Science Gallery’s Friday performance series in November.
This event is part of National Science Week at Science Gallery Melbourne.