There’s a support group for everything these days, from fear of flying to overeating.
Do you ever feel like you don’t know anything … that there are all kinds of important (and not so important) fragments of information you’re missing out on? Do you have a niggling feeling that you don’t even know what you don’t know?
Well, there’s a support group for you, too: Ignoramus Anonymous – and we’re all eligible for membership.
Join others who don’t know anything, and you might solve your curly questions. Along the way, you’ll probably discover you know a lot more than you thought you did – as you realise you know the answers to other people’s head-scratchers.
This is a democracy of knowledge; a kind of IRL (in real life) Wikipedia, where knowledge is not top-down, but a round-circle discussion. Where everyone is invited to contribute if they have something to add, but no one need fear not having the answers.
Get off the internet, away from the keyboard, and – just for a while – abandon Google as the source of all knowledge. Turn to the person next to you for answers, and you might just be surprised.
Ignoramus Anonymous is the safe space to ask the questions that stump us – a place designed for revelling in what we don’t know (and don’t know that we don’t know). And an invitation to engage with each other, in a physical space. Just for a change.
Hosted by Malcolm Whittaker.
There are six Ignoramus Anonymous sessions in total:
Malcolm Whittaker is a young man from Sydney who works as an interdisciplinary artist, writer, researcher and performer. He does this in solo pursuits, as a member of performance collective Team MESS and in collaborations with other artists and non-artists.