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Extrasensory - by Royal Society of Victoria & Parliament House. National Science Week

  • Parliament House Spring Street East Melbourne Australia (map)

See, hear, smell, taste, feel, more at this cornucopia for the senses.

Augment your reality. AI, bionics and smart devices are here to extend and enhance your senses. So what are the possible futures of human perception? At this event combining performance, storytelling, and experimentation, make sense of the world of the senses, and find the limits to your own.

See the unseen, and walk on the surface of a cell. Find your way with your fingers, and experience next generation 3D audio and hearables. Sniff out some bacteria and feel your immune system at work, then if you’re brave wash your hands with soap made from sewage. 

Tell a story about the patterns hidden in the night sky, and try our virtual balance challenge. Ponder the concept of common sense, and what animals can perceive that humans can’t. Listen to the music of the elephants, the last moments of the Mars Rover, and the unfolding of the evolution of species.