Science is many things. Amazing, astounding, intriguing. This show might not be any of those things. Because science is also (frequently) obscure, obtuse and unapproachable. Underwhelming Science is about finding those small, remarkable bits of science that won’t blow you away, but might make you go “hmmm, that’s . . . interesting”.
Other science shows will try to impress you with fantastic feats of physics or chemical calisthenics, but not this Little Engine That Might. The Underwhelming Science show is predicated on the idea that not all science is awesome. And that is a thing that we should, if not celebrate, at least be aware of.
Seated at a table with the presenter, this micro-show is a brief conversation about science as a philosophy, accompanied by demonstrations chosen by the intimate audience. These demonstrations are not designed to amaze, merely to intrigue.
At no point will you be required to exhibit astonishment, nor express that you have “learned something new”.
You may not be impressed, but you won’t be disappointed.
This show is made possible through the generous support of Moreland Council.
Warning: Contains coarse language, adult themes
"In his performance, Owen exuded an enthusiasm about science that wasn’t overwhelming or complicated."