So Wrong But It Feels So Right: Wrong! At Wellcome Collection

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So Wrong But It Feels So Right: Wrong! At Wellcome Collection

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Wellcome Collection.

If you’re sick of trying to do everything right, then it is high time you delighted in disaster and celebrated your ability to get things wrong.

On Friday 5 July, Wellcome Collection welcomes in Wrong!, a carnival of human errors that brings together scientists, magicians, film-makers and performers to showcase human failures and the ways in which we can get things strikingly, fantastically, exceptionally wrong.

Learn about the blunderings of the brain at lectures such as The Psychology of Magic, Irrational Choices and The Malleability of Memory, embrace your inner (or outer) idiot at clowning workshops and illusionist performances, and take part in The Wrongness Championships where being wrong is the name of the game.

If you want to find out why sometimes it is right that we get things wrong, you can learn about the neuroscience elements of mistake-making at Body Illusions: Fooling the Brain, Feeling Right Being Wrong, and You Versus Reality.

We all make mistakes, so sometimes it helps to put things in perspective. At the Shame Confessional, you can share your tales of fallacious woe in advance of the event, then see it alongside others in a display on the night. Laughing at your own mistakes can be remedial, but is it as therapeutic as getting a sneak peak at the mistakes of others?

Wrong! takes place on Friday 5 July from 7-11pm at Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, NW1 2BE. Admission is free.

Last Updated 24 June 2013