We invite members of the blind, low vision and diverse needs communities to our Sensory Science Exhibition at Monash University.
Discover the science of autoimmunity from leading scientists through accessible multi-sensory, multi-modal artworks and exhibits, including displays by the MonashAssistive Technologies and Society.
From handcrafted immune cells made of clay, food, paper, fabrics to technologies andinteractive displays exploring autoimmune processes, you will learn about the waysin which the body mistakenly attacks its own organs and tissues, resulting inautoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis and celiacdisease.
Prepare for an enhanced experience with interactive multi-sensory science books and captivating autoimmunity data sonifications, where data is turned into a musical language.
There will be a special keynote presentation by Professor Nicole La Gruta from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute where she will delve into Autoimmunity, as well as the opportunity to participate in interactive breakout sessions designed to further explore specific autoimmune diseases. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Where: G54 Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800. Get directions here
Getting there: There are many ways to get to Monash University, including using public transport. If you are planning to drive, please purchase a prepaid parking voucher for reserved parking on the day. A $12 parking fee will apply. Purchase your parking tickethere.A reserved parking space will be available at South Two Underground parking (S2), 20 Ancora Imparo Way – near the exhibition venue. Free accessibility parking is also available. Download maphere.
A carer, family member or friend is welcome to attend with you, however they will also need to complete a registration form to ensure we can optimise your experience in the various group activities.
Volunteers will be present on the day to provide support
Need help with campus access or parking queries, contact Buildings and Property Division, 03 9902 0222.
SENSORY SCIENTIFIC EXHIBITION & DISCOVERY DAY, May 31st, 2018
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.