Art meets science at Parliament House on Saturday 10 August for Extrasensory, Victoria’s major National Science Week event. Among the many fascinating sensory experiences, Dr Erica Tandori from Rossjohn Lab at Monash University will be showing how science can be accessible to all. Presented by the Royal Society of Victoria and the Victorian Parliament, event and ticket information is at www.facebook.com/events/1611275639004559
Parliament House was transformed into a community science lab for Extrasensory to celebrate National Science Week. Presented by the Royal Society of Victoria in partnership with the Victorian Parliament. Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and found out more about the wonderful world of science.
Sensory Scientific Exhibition and Discovery Day, May 31st, 20198
Our research team, spearheaded by project leader, Dr Gabby Watson, artist in residence Dr Erica Tandori, and other Infection and Immunity laboratories at Monash, organised a half-day scientific exhibition at Monash University, targeted towards a vision impaired community.
Some of the displays included 3D-printed models of immune cells, sounds which were synchronised to live videos of immune cells, and even a section which featured ‘smells from a microbiology lab’. All the models were accompanied by descriptions in both large text and braille. Participants were also able to experience Monash University’s CAVE2 facility which is a 360-degree immersive experience that had immune molecules projected onto enormous surround screens.