Does technology make our lives better? Why do humans constantly strive for perfection? From 12 September – 3 November, Science Gallery Melbourne will explore what it means to pursue perfection through a series of events.
The concept of perfection will be examined through a range of disciplines including art, music, mathematics, architecture, design, psychology and medicine. Our highlights include ‘Perfectionisms’, examining how perfectionism exists positively and negatively across industries, and ‘Go Hack Yourself’, looking at the reality of altering the functionality of our bodies using technology.
[Main image: Mirror, Mirror. Courtesy of Science Gallery Melbourne]
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Tomoko and Takaaki Shiratori have lived all over Japan; from a 'New Town' in Yokohama, to Aichi Prefecture and now in Nerima, Tokyo. Their shared love of gardening means the rooftop is filled with fruits and vegetables, while Tomoko has a passion for reading aloud and talking, which she says, keeps her energised!
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