Previous exhibitions at Science Gallery
11.02.10 – 12.03.10
Love LabThe Science Of Desire
What lies behind those butterflies you feel when you fall in love? What makes one person's dream date a nightmare for another? Does romance really exist or do our genes precondition us to seek out particular partners? LOVE LAB drew on research from a number of different disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, genetics, physiology and biochemistry.
08.10.09 – 11.12.09
What If...FUTURE FORM, FUTURE FUNCTION
WHAT IF... we could farm medical products on our bodies? WHAT IF…clouds were modified to snow ice cream? WHAT IF... we lived in a society where our every thought was public?
31.07.09 – 25.09.09
BUBBLEDON'T BURST IT
Science Gallery's sudsy exploration into the physics of foam allowed visitors to get their hands wet and explore the amazing world of froths, fizz and foams.
17.04.09 – 17.07.09
Over 47,000 people ignored the warning to "Stay Away" and came to explore the INFECTIOUS exhibition which investigated mechanisms of contagion and strategies of containment. Those brave enough to enter the containment zone on Pearse Street were advised to wear protective clothing. INFECTIOUS explored contagion and strategies of containment through science and art including a live epidemic simulation, an opportunity to have your DNA swabbed from your cheek and analysed and to get up close and intimate with a Petri dish as you cultivate the bacteria from your lips in our Kiss Culture experiment.
24.03.09 – 29.03.09
When does a crowd grab your attention? Can you replicate the unique ways people move? What does a crowd sound like? Can you tell the mood of a crowd? Metropolis is a novel research project, which aims to answer these questions by combining expertise in computer graphics, engineering and cognitive neuroscience to create highly realistic virtual crowds. METROPOLIS at Science Gallery asked the audience to participate in research to help build virtual crowds.
23.01.09 – 20.02.09
LIGHTWAVEDEFY THE DARKNESS
Over 16,000 people came and defied the darkness of January and February. Starting with a buzzing nine-day festival with a wide range of talks on everything from time-travel to butterfly wings, SEED dating and LIGHTFILMS, the LIGHTWAVE exhibition continued to inspire visitors to play with light - for example exploring a cube shaped universe, a new fuel cell to light Africa or simply chilling in the Panoply.
04.10.08 – 31.10.08
PAY ATTENTIONLAB IN THE GALLERY
In October 2008 we turned Science Gallery into a working neuroscience research lab, where the researchers from the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience probed our visitor's attention through a range of experiments. Nearly 1,400 people donated their brains to science, participating in 2,500 research experiments.
19.09.08 – 21.09.09
ARTBOTSTHE ROBOT TALENT SHOW
ARTBOTS saw an amazing 6,000 people come to the Science Gallery over a three day festival to meet the world's most talented robots and their makers.
26.04.08 – 25.07.08
TECHNOTHREADSWhat Fashion Did Next
Shirts that send hugs from a loved one, spray-on dresses and semi-living clothes. This is not a scene from a science fiction movie, but from the ground breaking TechnoThreads exhibition at Science Gallery
15.03.08 – 12.04.08
PILLSWHICH ONES HAVE YOU TAKEN?
The work of Pharmacopoeia probed our own relationship with commonly prescribed drugs, revealing how dependent our society is on pharmaceuticals, how ambivalent we feel about them and yet how casually we use them.