Interactive Music Video Challenges Engineering Stereotypes

Twins Miriam and Olivia Nervo make up the musical group behind the idea, Nervo. The singer-songwriters and sound engineers joined forces with a host of female engineers to create a video that would appeal to an often overlooked group of potential future scientists: young girls.

The video features the female engineers creating and designing android versions of the musical duo. As the androids go from conception to creation, the video shows students how engineering impacts every part of daily life — and will hopefully inspire young people to further explore this fascinating field.

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Both the song and video itself are part of a collaboration between a host of Australian universities and engineers called ‘Made By Me.’ The end goal was to create a visual multimedia experience that would show the versatility and fun of engineering, and emphasize the growing involvement of women in this field.

“We loved the chance to show the world that there is engineering in every aspect of our lives. We’re sound engineers, but our whole show is only made possible through expert engineering. From the makeup we wear, to the lights and the stage we perform on. Engineering makes it all possible, including the music that we make,” Nervo told Gizmodo in an interview. 

The innovative video handily shows the numerous ways in which engineering effects our everyday life. Not only does it make it feel more accessible, it highlights just how diverse and innovative a field engineering really is. Hopefully seeing women engaging in such fun work will inspire a whole new generation of girls to study engineering, and bring about the next generation of inspired and passionate engineers.

About The Author

Lauren Saccone has been a freelance writer for over 15 years. Her work has appeared in Pacific Standard, The Mary Sue, Parade Magazine, Miles Away, DailyLounge, Inquisitr, Hello Giggles, Bust, and various other outlets. A professional copywriter and SEO specialist, she is a graduate of Eugene Lang College: The New School in New York City.

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