Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, that much is true. And whether we like it or not, we have no right to sway their steadfast decision on committing to their own ideas. However, it can prove to be a negative influence to all of us if we force ourselves to be completely opposed to it. Be it mentally or physically.
A close-minded individual may not notice that their attitude towards a certain opinion can adversely affect their own worldviews. To spread the awareness of our bias and how to overcome it, the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service (SITES) teamed up with experts from Harvard University and Night Kitchen Interactive with their interactive exhibit, The Bias Inside Us.
The Bias Inside Us is an interactive exhibition by SITES that helps visitors to become aware of their personal biases and how their influence can impact the behaviors and worldview around them. Be it positive or negative.
The Bias Inside Us also invited several experts on the subject topic of bias from Harvard University with their very own Dr. Tessa Charlesworth. Not only talking about bias in a rudimentary and general way, but also in-depth lectures and discussions of the concept and inception of bias down to the scholarly level.
The Bias Inside Us exhibit also features several other showcases that attracts a much broader audience. Explains both basic concepts and intricate details of bias through interactive mediums. Such as additional interpretive commentary, animations, flip card interactives, and reflection activities that help visitors to overcome their inner bias. With activities designed to reflect on your actions as you pass through each section with an open mind.
Despite our differences, the folks over at SITES, Harvard University, and Night Kitchen Interactive shows us that we can have different opinions and can still be friends at the end of the day. To that, we say hats off to y’all!