NEXT STOP: Everywhere.
Recognizing bias is more important now than ever.
At the same time, learning about your own mind - in all of its flawed and clumsy glory - is really, really hard. How do we get people to care? How do we foster comfort with the many ways that our brains can deceive us? And most importantly, how do we get people to see how much it matters?
Thanks to the incredible support and encouragement from our first show, we have a plan. And we've decided to take it on the road.
We're turning "It's Only Human" into a traveling exhibition. It will be set it up in cities across the US and UK as a free, open exhibit where school groups can tour and community leaders can reflect. Any person with an interest in bettering themselves can walk through what feels like an experiential book, deconstructed and spread out so that you can see it, hear it, touch it, and feel it. And most importantly, anyone with a brain can start learning what they can do about the biases inherent to themselves, information, and society.
You can help us in this effort to address a true mechanism of real world issues, not just the symptoms. For anyone who feels helpless in light of the legs of bias - the rampant misunderstandings and media distortions, the violence, hatred, and oppression - it’s somewhere to start.
Share with your community. And help us make the world a little less biased with a little more #biasED.
We're currently strategizing the best ways to capture the magic of our Cambridge show in mobile form. See how you can get involved below.
Apply to be a Featured Artist
25 artists will collaborate with a scientist to create a custom piece inspired by a specific human bias of their choosing. These pieces will travel with the exhibition and be complemented by immersive experiments and scientific syntheses. If you are interested in becoming a featured artist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to be a Featured Scientist
25 scientists will collaborate with an artist on an exhibit focused on a bias that aligns with their expertise. They will work with the TPS team to select and/or finalize the experiments and research synthesis for their specific exhibit. If you are interested in applying to be a contributing scientist, please email email@example.com.
Become a Sponsor
The traveling exhibition has two levels of sponsorship available: Local & Global. Local sponsors assist with an exhibition in a specific community. Global sponsors contribute to the broader event resources, and are featured in all exhibitions. We work specifically with sponsors that are a fit with our mission and values. If you are interested in discussing sponsorship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Planning Team
The "It's Only Human" team is an interdisciplinary roster of professionals who donate their time to make an informed and scalable difference in the world. Given the unique needs and scale of the traveling exhibition, we have a few open spots available on the core organizing team. Our current needs include: Social media and PR management, educational technology expertise, and logistical experience with mobile informal learning.
If you'd like to be seriously involved in this initiative, email email@example.com with a resume/CV and overview of your skills and interests.
Host a Show in Your Community
We are currently putting together our traveling schedule for 2017. If you are interested in hosting the exhibition in your community, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation started.
Please note: We will be unable to accommodate all requests. Competitive applicants will have at least two weeks of access to a suitable and flexible venue, a team of local volunteers interested in supporting the effort, and the funding or local sponsorship potential to cover essential event costs. Please be in touch with any questions or to discuss the responsibilities of the host.