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Check the "30 Days, 30 Questions" Buzz blog every day to find a different identity-related question. Ask the daily question to your friends, family, and/or strangers in whatever way feels comfortable (e.g. face-to-face, social networks, etc.) Record their answers and any anecdotes you want to share. Finally, return to the "30 Days, 30 Questions," find the link for the questions on the right sidebar, restate the question, and post your responses on the blog page that corresponds to the question you are answering.
Pick a news website or several local blogs and visit the sites every day. Look for an article that relates to less visible aspects of your identity such as religious identity, national identity, sexual identity or generational identity. When you find one, copy the link, return to Experimonth on Science Buzz and paste the link to the article into an new comment box on the "News Watchdog" Buzz page.
Join us at the Aster Café for an identity-related Beaker and Brush discussion, a program developed by the Science Museum as a forum for bringing together an artist and a scientist to explore topics from the perspective of both disciplines. The speakers will discuss aspects of identity such as "How is identity formed psychologically, and how does what we see form our opinions of others’ identity?" Log on to the "Beaker and Brush" Buzz blog before and after the event to post questions and continue the discussion.
Beaker and Brush: Identity
Monday November 21st, 6:30-8:30p.m.
125 SE Main Street
Visit a place you've never visited before because you feel you don't belong and document your experience (e.g. narrative, photo essay, video, an original art piece, etc.) and post it on the Cultural Plunge Buzz blog.
Attend a “Chalk Talk” to examine your preconceptions of people through an interactive workshop hosted by Wing Young Huie, an internationally renowned photographer and cultural explorer. Workshop participants will pair with someone in the room they are unfamiliar with in order to engage in a conversation about identity. Participants will then write an answer to guided questions about identity on black construction paper with white chalk, and will be photographed. After the face-to-face event, post images from the event, comments and replies on the "Chalk Talk" Buzz blog. Also feel free to post your own "Wing Young Huie inspired" identity photos.