Open Science Hub BLAST

Brendan Owens (IE) and Róisín McGannon (IE)

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Co-creating solutions to BIAS in AI

In this participative workshop Science Gallery facilitators will playfully introduce the topics of BIAS and AI. You’ll then embark on a journey of co-creation to gather specific problems with respect to these issues and rapidly ideate solutions with specific users in mind. Over the course of two hours, the workshop will create a collaborative online space for generating imaginative solutions driven by play. The aim of the workshop is to create the seeds of ideas across breakout groups. Outside of the workshop these seeds can be shared and cultivated with others to make a fully realized version of your solution in your local communities. The Open Science Hub Network consists of nine countries and respective organizations supporting schools and local stakeholders to use research and innovation as a tool for tackling local challenges and contributing to sustainable community development. Local OSHubs work as mediators in each local community, positioning schools as active agents for collaboration between families, universities, research institutes, industry, enterprises, media, local governments, civil society organizations, and wider society, by engaging in real-life projects that meet societal needs. Open Science Hub Ireland is working with secondary school teachers and students to support their own choice of local challenges supported by stakeholders brokered by Science Gallery Dublin and a series of co-creation tools backed by a selection of science and art teacher-led workshops. We aim to enable and empower young people to explore local challenges they care about through collaboration and inspiration. PLEASE NOTE: Pre-booking essential. A Zoom link will be distributed closer to the time of the event using the email you provide when booking. AGE SUITABILITY: 15+ For more on the OSHub project see For more on activity from Science Gallery Dublin see

Brendan (he/him): is Open Science Coordinator at Science Gallery Dublin. He has a background in astronomy communication having worked at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London for almost a decade. His previous work has ranged from designing school workshops, to community collaborations, curating exhibitions and media interviews. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy and M.Sc. in Science Communication, both from Dublin City University, and remains closely tied to astronomy and astrophysics as Astronomer Emeritus for the Royal Observatory. He is passionate about technology, stargazing and exploring where other people’s passions and needs intersect with science and art.

Róisín (she/her): is the Informal Learning Researcher at Science Gallery Dublin. Upon completing a First Class Honours BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, she has since gone onto develop her Visual Arts practice exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions and residency programs across Ireland and Europe. Her background is in cultural events production, management and arts education and she currently works on developing and delivering creative learning and engagement programmes for artists, researchers and young people. Róisín recently completed a Professional Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership from the University College Dublin.