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Birds do it, bees do it...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:56

In this essay for our new exhibition FAKE, Nicola Marples, professor of zoology at Trinity College Dublin and one of the curators of the exhibition, talks about faking it in the natural world. The theme of FAKE is fascinating for anyone like myself who is interested in the behaviour of...

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What are we so afraid of?

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:29

In this blog, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY lead mediator Aleksandra Amaladass delves into the results of our crowd-sourced catastrophic risk chart... So, what are people afraid of? Our last exhibition, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, examined the threats that surround us on different scales. We looked at mitigating...

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How Our Brain Judges Real From Fake

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 13:58

In this essay for our new exhibition FAKE, Fiona Newell, professor of psychology at Trinity College Dublin and one of the curators of the exhibition, talks about the brain's ability to judge real from fake.  Fake is defined as ‘not genuine, an imitation or counterfeit’ and we often pride...

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The Truth About The Real Fake Fake

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:44

In this essay for our new exhibition FAKE, Oron Catts, director of SymbioticA and one of the curators of the exhibition, talks about how, by being allowed to “fake it”, artists can tell the hard truth. The origin of the word ‘fake’ is the Dutch word ‘feague’ which means “to increase the liveliness...

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We're hiring! Operations Assistant (Part-time)

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:40

We're looking for a part-time operations assistant to support our front desk team at our busy reception area at Science Gallery Dublin. This role requires a genuinely friendly, warm, courteous, diplomatic personality, used to a busy work environment with an aptitude for engaging with people. As...

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How a Tinderbot reminds us of human connection

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:21

Lady Chatterley’s Tinderbot, created by Libby Heaney, is an interactive installation displaying snippets of conversations between real Tinder users and an AI Tinderbot conversing only in dialogue taken from Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence. It was shown in Science Gallery Dublin as part of...

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Map Your Fears: A crowd-sourced catastrophic risk chart

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 11:31

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, our free exhibition exploring why the disastrous can be devilishly entertaining, is heading into its final days. Before it closes to the public on 11th February, we wanted to share the results of one of its most popular exhibits — an interactive chalkboard where visitors...

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How we made... the Situation Room experience

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 14:50

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Lead Mediator Aleksandra Amaladass gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Situation Room at IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.  How does the idea of being on a Catastrophe Citizens’ Assembly sound? Would you like to get on board a team, engage in some decision-making...

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Science Gallery Dublin Director Lynn Scarff appointed new Director of the National Museum of Ireland

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:20

Trinity College Dublin with the Science Gallery Dublin board and team would like to congratulate director Lynn Scarff on the news of her new appointment as Director of the National Museum of Ireland. Lynn was part of the founding team of Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin and has been...

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Doom, gloom and preparing for the end: Creating IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 17:07

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Research Coordinator Joanna Crispell gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the exhibition.                     “This is the way the world ends              ...

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