The Science Gallery Garden at the Ars Electronica Festival will explore trust, technology, global challenges, arts innovation and new forms of digital storytelling. A showcase from the world’s only university network dedicated to public engagement with science and art, it will feature interactive workshops, experimental audio and visual experiences, livestreamed events and a specially-curated digital archive.
Igniting Creativity and Discovery where Science and Art Collide
How will virtual reality impact therapy? Where is the cloud and who controls it? How could biodesign improve or destroy our lives? What can stick insects teach AI about dance? How can art and science collaboration inspire climate activism? With 95% of the universe a mystery, what role do artists and scientists have in unravelling and understanding the unknown?
The Science Gallery Garden at the Ars Electronica Festival will showcase the best of the world’s only university network dedicated to public engagement with science and art. The Garden will explore trust, technology, global challenges, arts innovation and new forms of digital storytelling, featuring interactive workshops, experimental audio and visual experiences, livestreamed events and a specially-curated digital archive.
Explore Dublin’s tech infrastructure through a virtual walking tour or experience a VR therapy session; visit exhibitions floating in digital space and discuss cultural transformation and new ways of learning. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how show-stopping arts and science exhibits come together. Read, listen and watch content from our global youth community, or just stop by to take a break from passive consumption and get your hands dirty at one of our live workshops.
An exploration of ancient genetics and the history of neolithic tombs as featured in NATURE in June 2020 by Trinity College Dublin geneticist Lara Cassidy (IE)
Andy Holden (UK) and Thijs Biersteker (NL)
Join us for a behind-the-scenes studio visit with INVISIBLE artists Andy Holden (UK) (INVISIBLE / DARK MATTER) and Thijs Biersteker (NL) (INVISIBLE – Gravitational lensing)
An opportunity to reflect on COVID-19 and its effects on society, and speculate on what comes next. What roles do science, technology and art play here?
Dublin is host to the European headquarters of many of the most powerful and influential tech companies of the modern era, and has become an important strategic location within the context of debates surrounding data sovereignty, privacy and security. By connecting our own personal interactions on digital platforms to the corporate offices in the city centre and to the data centres that surround the city, this tour critically engages with these debates, whilst also reflecting on our relationship with our personal data as it passes through the many visible and invisible networks that surround us.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing a growing role in our lives. Machine learning tools help determine the ads you see online, the news you read and the products you purchase. Every time we send a text, use a credit card or sync a wearable device we are sharing personal information about ourselves. But what are the social consequences of AI? How is our information being used? Who is setting the policies and regulation? And how can AI affect our privacy and civil liberties?
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Science Gallery is the world’s only university network dedicated to public engagement with science and art. The Science Gallery Network consists of leading universities united around a singular mission: to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide. Science Gallery International is the non-profit, charitable organization catalyzing the growth of the network, providing services, tools and resources required to power and expand this unique global collaboration, which now has seven members across four continents: founding institution Trinity College Dublin (IE); King’s College London (UK); The University of Melbourne (AU); the Indian Institute of Science, Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, The National Centre for Biological Sciences (IN); Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice (IT); Michigan State University (US); Erasmus University Medical Center (NL) and Emory University (US). For more information about the Network, visit: sciencegallery.org