“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”

Isaac Asimov, Futurist

Some things are just really hard to talk about. They’re challenging, awkward or taboo, and so together we've decided they're not fit for the dinner table. But what would happen if we changed all that? What would happen if we brought some danger to dinner and things got real all of a sudden?

Hard Things To Talk About is a dinner series doing just that.

We are inviting you to dinner to feast like never before and explore what we really think about the big things in life we rarely talk about. We're serving up Sex, Death, Fear, Mistakes, Taboos, Our Dark Side, The Future, The Unknown, The Universe, Hope and Consciousness.

On the menu first up was an immersive exploration of Bias brought to life by the much-loved (and much-lauded) chef O Tama Carey, previously of Berta. It was a told through the food, with inputs from ethicist John Neil of The Ethics Centre and science communicator and ABC News journalist Wendy Zukerman exploring the evolutionary basis for our biases.

We like to think we’re risk takers and we’re open to the new, but it is often a subtle challenge that reveals our own quiet biases. How do our biases form? Are they ever good? How do we break them down and open ourselves up to the unknown? Or are we just hardwired to reject? 

 Bias - Against the Grain was be hosted at Cafe Paci on Aug 30 & 31 and will be a dinner like no other you've been to before.

Tickets are limited.
Take a leap into the unknown. Challenge what you think...or what you think you know.
We promise it’ll be fun.

The conversation continues...

Hard Things to Talk About is a project of Glider, forming part of its enquiry into the role of story and conversation as a vehicle for deeply exploring the big human issues.

The first in the series on Bias was hosted by The Ethics Centre, who creates the space to talk about the things that matter - issues at the heart and centre of being human. Those conversations takes the form of events, content, advice and counselling. 

To join the conversation, follow Glider on Instagram @LifeWithGlider or The Ethics Centre on Twitter @Ethics_Centre, or by posting to #conversationsthatmatter.


GLIDER  Concept, Curation, Experience Design + Production
The Ethics Centre  Host - 01.0 Bias
O Tama Carey  Chef
Kate O'Hara  Sommelier