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Explore how societies have yearned for the perfect citizen, the perfect energy source, even the perfect toilet.

Explore paradigm_shift: perfection by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and dive into diverse projects of perfection that shape lives in Asia and the Pacific.

Perfection: an introduction

Dr Shameem Black, Associate Professor Matt Tomlinson & Dr Jack Fenner

By perceiving perfection as diverse and dynamic, perhaps we loosen its grip on our own lives and create the possibility of a genuinely better future.

The perfect pose

Dr Shameem Black

Part of yoga's growing popularity among both women and men may be linked to the way the practice helps document and quantify progress towards ideal bodies.

The perfect toilet

Professor Assa Doron

Privilege, power and poo seem to have always been connected. Our modern hygenic repertoire had to be carefully crafted.

The perfect learning journey

Bianca Hennessy, Aidan Myatt, Oliver Lilford & Associate Professor Katerina Teaiwa

Wayfinding is the practice of voyaging reliant on understanding the world around you and your place within it.

The perfect genie

Dr Adam Broinowski

The perfect technology

Grazia Scotellaro

The perfect pitch

Geoff Piggott

The perfect scholar

Dr Deborah Cleland

The perfect hijack

Dr Jane M Ferguson

The perfect family

Gita Nasution

The barely adequate site

Dr Jack Fenner

The perfect island

Associate Professor Chris Ballard & Dr Nicola Van Dijk

The perfect human being

Dr Ananth Rao

The perfect painting

Associate Professor Peter Friedlander

The perfect place

Simon Theobald

The perfect spirit

Associate Professor Matt Tomlinson

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