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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.
Play the Game: Find out more about your inherent biases by rating the intellect, attractiveness and trustworthiness of men and women of different races. This game can be played at Buzz kiosks on the museum floor or from a computer at home.
Participate in the Game: Take a photo of your face and upload it to the "Smart, Hot, Honest, or Not?" Buzz blog. Experimonth staff will use identity morphing software to change your race. Your original image and your new image will then be uploaded into the game. Click on the link and log in with the email address associated with your Buzz account to see your morphed photo and results: http://experimonth.lifeandscience.org/race/lookup
Return to the "Smart, Hot, Honest, or Not?" Buzz blog to comment on your experience, and reply to others posts.
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
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.