The Open Science Hub Network (OSHub.Network) supports 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.
Across the different OSHub locations, schools and their communities identify local relevant challenges, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, which are then combined in shared global Open Schooling Missions, enabling real collaboration across communities. In each OSHub location, Open Schooling Missions are transformed into relevant research and innovation projects, led by students and teachers, in collaboration with local stakeholders. By supporting local schools and communities with the tools and network to tackle relevant challenges, OSHub.Network aims to create local impact while simultaneously promoting an active global citizenship attitude, thus contributing to community development, innovation and well-being.
The OSHub at Ars Electronica is focused on creating an experimental space where young people can encounter new ideas and design new possibilities. It has been focused on developing and implementing create your world tours, a workshop program that is offered at various schools across Austria, bringing the contents and ideas of the Ars Electronica platform u19 – create your world – into everyday school life.
Science Gallery Dublin, Science Gallery International, Science Gallery at Michigan State University, ADAPT Centre
The BIAS garden at Ars Electronica will interrogate how bias moves from human to machine and how persuasion, preference, motivation and misinformation contribute to our individual societal and digital biases.
The need to understand how to use digital technologies is emphasised consistently across the globe and educational systems have responded to this by investing in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The Education Conference at this year’s festival explores how we can open learning beyond traditional educational institutions and integrate the arts through STEAM. In a series of sessions hosted by partners from the European Platform for Digital Humanism we will get a glimpse of how we can learn and teach differently through integrating art, technology and society.
Cristina Olivotto (CH), Maria Vicente (PT/NE), Andrew Newman (AU/AT), Matteo Merzagora (FR), Pandora Sifnioti (GR), Shaun Ussher (IE), Open Science Hub Network (INT)
This workshop follows the panel A New Digital Deal for Transnational Collaboration and is facilitated by the Open Science Hub Network team, a consortium of nine European partners funded by the European Commission H2020 Program, that supports and engages schools and local stakeholders to use research and innovation as tools to tackle local challenges and contribute to sustainable community development.
Brendan Owens (IE) and Róisín McGannon (IE)
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.
Cristina Olivotto (CH), Maria Vicente (PT/NE), Andrew Newman (AU/AT), Matteo Merzagora (FR), Pandora Sifnioti (GR), Erik Knain (NO), Open Science Hub Network (INT)
Preserving the quality of the river streams in our villages, monitoring the air quality of the neighborhoods in our cities, engaging our communities to use plastic in a more sustainable way, developing strategies to fight Covid-19 vaccine misinformation. Water pollution, air pollution, plastic consumption, Covid-19 misinformation – these, amongst so many others, are challenges being faced and fought by communities everyday all over the world. Local challenges with global impact.
Partners: Ars Electronica (AT), Science Gallery Dublin / Trinity College Dublin (IE), Impact Hub Siracusa (IT), La Casemate (FR), Onl’Fait (Switzerland), SCIENCE IN (CZ), Município de Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (PT), SciCo (GR)
Participating gardens: Garden Dublin
The OSHub project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement No. 824581