Previous exhibitions at Science Gallery
11.03.16 – 06.06.16
Field TestRADICAL ADVENTURES IN FUTURE FARMING
Make hay while the sun shines, or when the sensors say? Will plant and agrifood research innovate to meet global consumption, or will farms change into factories, food forests or even theme parks?
20.11.15 – 21.02.16
TraumaBuilt to break
How does trauma affect the brain, the body, the national psyche, or all three? How do buildings, bodies, artworks and stories record the traumas of our past? How do we bounce back after a trauma, and how is our understanding of trauma’s lasting effect changing?
07.08.15 – 01.11.15
SecretNothing to see here
From government surveillance to Hollywood spoilers, everyone has a secret. How do scientists,hackers, spies, journalists, psychologists, criminals, companies and governments approach this new world of secrets? From Easter eggs to cryptocurrencies, puzzles to politics, SECRET asks what needs to be be revealed, and what should remain hidden.
05.03.15 – 19.07.15
Home\SickPost domestic bliss
HOME\SICK: POST-DOMESTIC BLISS looks at the meanings of home, from rubbish to robots and microbes to micro-dwellings, and asks whether the changing nature of home is for better or worse.
13.02.15 – 17.04.15
LifeloggingDo you count?
From critical to creative, LIFELOGGING asks ‘where do we go from here’ and question whether we can record and analyse happiness, beauty and aesthetics the same way we record footsteps and heartbeats. This exhibition will explore novel methods for capturing data, for visualising, and for analysing the insights that new data affords us about ourselves and society.
24.10.14 – 23.01.15
BLOODNOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED
Our human preoccupation with blood runs deep, and as a species we’ve had plenty of time to prod and poke, paint and proselytise about blood. So what remains? What mystery persists about blood, and how does this exhibition probe it? Why are we still interested in blood?
18.07.14 – 05.10.14
STRANGE WEATHERFORECASTS FROM THE FUTURE
We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point with which to engage our fellow citizens. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness is enough to kill the conversation. By engaging both weather and climate in a playful, provocative way, we hope to leapfrog over current polarised public debates.
16.05.14 – 29.06.14
Fat LabIT'S DELICIOUS
Has fat got a reputation it doesn't deserve? Do you sit, slouch or sleep more than you stand stroll or sprint? Do you have to be thin to be fit? What are the fads and myths of fat? From health and survival to vanity and gossip -- it's time to embrace this delicious molecule that is essential to life yet a contributing factor to so many deaths.
02.02.14 – 27.04.14
FAIL BETTERA FREE EXHIBITION OF BEAUTIFUL, HEROIC AND INSTRUCTIVE FAILURES
The goal of FAIL BETTER was to open up a public conversation about failure, particularly the instructive role of failure, as it relates to very different areas of human endeavour. Rather than simply celebrating failure, which can come at great human, environmental and economic cost, we want to open up a debate on the role of failure in stimulating creativity: in learning, in science, engineering and design.
25.10.13 – 19.01.14
Grow Your OwnLife After Nature
GROW YOUR OWN… is a new exhibition created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin that invites you to consider some of the potentially ground-breaking applications and uncertain implications of synthetic life. Tackling the provocative questions that designing life raises, GROW YOUR OWN... gives you the opportunity to help shape future discussions around synthetic biology - an emerging approach to genetic engineering, bringing together engineers, scientists, designers, artists and biohackers to design ‘living machines’.