The Parque de las Ciencias joins art and science in the installation “Wave Pendulum.” It is an interactive artwork which shows how the harmonic motion of the waves can be a source of inspiration and that beauty can be created through the laws of physics.
The Pendulum consists of 17 pendulums of different lengths and colors which represents the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to make society aware of the importance of achieving them by 2030. In this way, science and art come together to spread the importance of acting globally to achieve equality among people, protect the planet and ensure prosperity as part of the new sustainable development agenda.
Since the Parque de las Ciencias museum opened in May of 1995, science and art always have always gone hand in hand. This link has been present in all the contents and activities organized to emphasize that knowledge is unique and belongs to our culture as humans. There are no boundaries between science, technology, arts or humanities. This year, 2020, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Parque de las Ciencias and we wanted to celebrate it connecting science and visual art and at the same time, disseminating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). To this end, we designed the artistic installation „Wave Pendulum“.
The wave pendulum uses the laws of simple pendulum motion to create a display where many pendulums of different lengths start swinging at the same time. As they move in and out of sync, the pendulums create a sequence of cycling visual wave patterns. Through this interactive artwork, people can understand how the harmonic motion of the waves can be a source of inspiration and that beauty can be created through the laws of physics.
Each of the 17 pendulums of different lengths has a color which represents one of the 17 SDG. This aims to make society aware of the importance of achieving them by 2030. In this way, science and art come together to promote the importance of acting globally to achieve equality among people, protect the planet and ensure prosperity as part of the new sustainable development agenda.
Parque de las Ciencias
If you are looking for an attractive place to enjoy cultural leisure, your place is Parque de las Ciencias in Granada. Located 15 minutes on foot from the historical center of the city, it is an interactive science center and museum that dedicates 70,000 m2 to smart fun and educational entertainment. With more than 600,000 visitors a year, it has become established as the most visited museum in Andalusia.
Nature, astronomy, mechanical games, optical effects or a journey inside the human body are some of the permanent contents of the museum for all ages. 27,000 m2 of green areas, 5,000 m2 of temporary exhibitions, a rest area, a free picnic area and a café restaurant for an enjoyable day.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Parque de las Ciencias
Parque de las Ciencias is a partner of the EU Project spaceEU. spaceEU has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement No. 821832