Colourful tweets at UniSA, vivid ideas at UTS

They do things differently in Adelaide and Sydney

Uni SA’s Museum of Discovery launches an exhibition on hedonism, Saturday week.

Sadly, for sybarites, it presents seven experiences to test whether 21st century ideas of happiness are sustainable. One sounds like all sorts of fun – a hedometer, which analyses constantly updating content sampled from five million tweets a day and allocates a colour value, blue for sad, pink for happy and white for so-so.

In contrast, UTS is hosting forums, “where we explore love, memory and sex” at the Vivid Ideas Exchange (Sydney, May 25). Apparently UTSers, will, “discuss the moral contradictions surrounding sexuality and sexual relationships and whether or not we should be saying ‘screw intimacy!’ “.


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