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Beaker Street Festival Headline Program – Unseen by design

  • - (AEST)
  • Theatre Royal, The Headberg
    Cnr Campbell & Collins Streets, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

If something exists in the visible realm, does it only belong to the sighted?

What can a blind artist create? What perspective would a blind engineer bring to AI? In this discussion with blind artists, thinkers, and makers, we’ll challenge assumptions about what it means to navigate the world as a blind person, and reveal how accessible design is often better design — for everyone.

Panelists include Duncan Meerding, Zoe Partington, and Emma Bennison. The discussion will be moderated by ABC Radio National’s Natasha Mitchell, and recorded for broadcast on Big Ideas.

Immediately following this performance, the audience and speakers will be invited across the street to Beaker Street’s Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Featuring delicious food and drink, live music, science/art exhibitions, 150+ scientists to chat with, and more — you won’t want to miss it.