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?
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.
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Lucy McRae, Natasha Greenhalgh, Dr Niels Wouters
Biometric Mirror is an immersive and at times controversial installation that blends the act of casually glancing at one’s reflection with modern algorithmic perspectives on facial perfection. The artwork explores the accuracy and flaws of artificial intelligence and the ‘uncanny valley’ of algorithmic perfection and its potential black mirror outcomes.
Lichen Kelp, Jessie French
A two-part workshop series by the Seaweed Appreciation Society International that invites you on a field trip to another world – an alternate seaweed reality, where edible algae bioplastics are mixed up alongside refreshing seaweed cocktails. By speculating on a radically sustainable seaweed future, we will be asking if biomutualism can play a part in our everyday lives in the future. A radical sustainable seaweed intervention has never felt more urgent.
Prue Lang, Mathieu Briand, Mark Elgar and Alicia Sometimes
Join choreographer Prue Lang, artist Mathieu Briand and evolutionary ecologist Prof Mark Elgar as they discuss their journey with phasmids and BODY / INSECT / MACHINE, a work that explores the body/androids/artificial movement/intelligence on the one side and the body/human instinct/natural movement/nature on the other.
Prue Lang, Mathieu Briand
BODY/ INSECT /MACHINE is a movement experiment between Prue Lang’s choreography, artist Mathieu Briand’s androids and a Phasmid (stick insect). The work explores the body/androids/artificial movement/intelligence on the one side and the body/human instinct/natural movement/nature on the other.
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