Five Melbourne events to make you smarter

Melbourne Knowledge Week (20 to 26 May) is a celebration of ideas, creativity and technology. From coding and ethics to DIY biology, here are five events to break up your week and get you thinking.

The Minefield: Live Recording

On Wednesday 22 May from 11:15am to 12:30pm, The Project’s Waleed Aly will host a live recording of the ABC Radio National show, The Minefield. Head to the Meat Market to hear Aly negotiate the social problems affecting the world today. We hope you’ll leave with a fresh approach to modern life.

A crowd of people sitting in a theatre

Be in the audience for a live recording of ABC Radio National’s The Minefield with Waleed Aly

Code in the Hub

Ever wondered what’s going on behind the screens of your computer? Kick-start your coding journey at Code in the Hub, a crash course in HTML and CSS basics run by General Assembly. The best part? It’s free! Wednesday 22 May, 6pm at Meat Market.

Do-it-yourself Biology

Immerse yourself in a world of DNA extraction, gene coding and captivating genetic experiments in Do-it-yourself Biology. Exploring the rapidly growing movement of citizen scientists, the workshops take place at Meat Market at 11am and 12pm on Wednesday 22 May.

Dialogue in the Dark Sensory Tour

Experience the world from a different perspective with the Dialogue in the Dark Sensory Tour. An immersive tour set in pitch darkness, participants use what they feel, hear and smell to navigate their way around the simulation. Led by a guide with blindness or low vision, it’s an opportunity to experience the city as they do. Saturday 25 May and Sunday 26 May, every hour from 10.40am to 4.40pm in Docklands.

Delve into Computing Futures

The interactive exhibition Delve into Computing Futures will explore the evolution of computers and the limits of current technology. There’ll be demonstrations and hands-on activities showing what’s next in low-energy electronics. You’ll also learn about the Internet of Things, and just how many devices are connected to the web. Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May, from 10am at Meat Market.
Find out more about what’s on at Melbourne Knowledge Week.