Have patents, politics and art given copying a bad name? Why do extreme environments excite our imagination and our drive to explore? What is the best cure for loneliness, and how might our need for intimacy be helped or hindered by new technology?
From terraforming exoplanets to biomimicry and the brain chemistry behind devotion, the 2018 programme for Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin will bring you on a wide-ranging journey through cutting-edge science, technology, art and design that responds to some of the critical challenges we are facing globally. Click here or watch the video below to get a sneak peek at our upcoming exhibitions.
2018 is also our tenth year of programming at Science Gallery Dublin. Since 2008, we have curated 42 exhibitions and welcomed over three million visitors through our doors. In those ten years, we have seen nine versions of the iPhone, the cost of sequencing a human genome has dropped from €1 million euro to less than €1,000, we’ve entered a new artificial intelligence renaissance, and social media has rivaled, if not surpassed, the influence of traditional media (for better or worse).
Throughout this time, you, our visitors, have joined us probing the impacts of these advancements. At the heart of our programming is the understanding that it is at the boundary of the disciplines of art, science, design, and technology that the richest conversations happen. Through this transdisciplinary exploration, we have collaborated in the creation of new work, exhibitions, and events that have surprised and engaged.
Join us, through our Open Calls (the Open Call for LIFE AT THE EDGES is already live here) and events, and tell us what you think and what you’d like to see. We look forward to hearing from you over the next twelve months!