Previous exhibitions at Science Gallery
13.10.17 – 11.02.18
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
What’s the difference between a collapse, a downfall, and a downright apocalypse? How will it all end, and why do we love to wonder? Ice or fire, zombies or bombs? Out with a bang or a whimper? And can we do anything to stop the decline?
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY explores why the disastrous can be devilishly entertaining, and whether there’s any truth to these dismal predictions. Join doomers, designers, and doctors as they lay out the top threats to our world, evaluate how likely they are, and what we can do about it.
10.06.17 – 24.09.17
SOUND CHECKMAKE IT. PLAY IT.
Break out your old mix tapes, swing your way to melodic bliss or rock up to our NOISE STUDIO to make your own synth. SOUND CHECK promises a noisy cacophony that will make your hair stand on end and your stomach vibrate! Visitors to SOUND CHECK become performers alongside hackers, designers and scientists, inventing new instruments and collaborating to explore the outer edge of tomorrow’s sound.
10.02.17 – 21.05.17
HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY
In an automated world, will it be time to put humans out to pasture? Are we hurtling together towards a leisure-time utopia or robot-tended human zoos? Will the notion of work transform completely if machines really can do everything better, faster and for longer?
14.10.16 – 22.01.17
DESIGN AND VIOLENCE
DESIGN AND VIOLENCE was an exhibition developed in co-production by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) and Science Gallery Dublin, continuing an online curatorial experiment originally hosted by MoMA. It explored the manifestations of violence in contemporary society and featured works from the original curatorial selection alongside new works and artefacts.
24.06.16 – 25.09.16
SEEINGWHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?
Is vision just one way to see? How do our brains interpret what’s in front of our eyes? How do machines understand what they’re looking at, and will they change how we look at the world?
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.