Who's going to Electric picnic again to reprise last year's must-see performance? It's Science Gallery!
Science Gallery returns to Electric Picnic this year with a spectacular line-up of explosive chemistry shows, stimulating workshops, and mind-bending events. Running over two days, the Science Gallery line-up has something for everyone, with attractions that include the brand new 100% Hammer-Free High Striker, and festival favourite, Ignite. We’ve even brought our current hit show, ELEMENTS, on the road, with some of the most spectacular chemical reactions around set to impress at this year’s festival. We're in the Mindfield area in the funky-looking Ignition tent.
What's going on you ask?
SCIENCE GALLERY AT ELECTRIC PICNIC 2011 LINE-UP
SATURDAY 03:09:11 & SUNDAY 04:09:11
12:00-13:00: Robot Workshop with the Irish Robotics Club
12:00-15:00: Workshops, Mindball, 100% Hammer-Free High Striker
12:00-20:00: Science Gallery Shop
13:00-14:00: Live dissections
16:00-17:00: Elements, Explosions, and Excitement
MINI GUITAR AMP WORKSHOP WITH THE IRISH ROBOTICS CLUB
The Irish Robotics Club will be hosting a beginner’s electronics workshop. You can learn how to solder, delve in to electronics and end up wowing your friends with a cool battery powered Guitar amplifier. Guaranteed to turn any campsite session up to 11.
If you’re feeling creative, Science Gallery’s Electric Picnic workshops are the place to be. The workshop line-up will include ‘Pimp Your T-shirt/Flag’, where fashion-conscious festival-goers can style up their t-shirts and flags with Electroluminescent wire, LEDs and even good old-fashioned stencils. Science Gallery will also be taking everything but the Atomic Kitchen sink from their latest exhibition, ELEMENTS: The Beauty of Chemistry. These hands-on atomic workshops will include everything from electric lemons to magnetic art, and will appeal to picnickers of all ages.
How mellow can you go? Find out by competing in MINDBALL, the game where two players face-off across a table and battle to be the most relaxed. Strap on the sensors and find out if you can keep your focus high and your stress low.
THE 100% HAMMER-FREE HIGH STRIKER
Flex your muscles and test your strength with this 9 foot high hammer-free High Striker, developed by the team at Queen’s University Belfast’s Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). The 100% Hammer-Free High Striker has an arm-band with built-in sensors that uses electromyography to measure the flex of your bicep – the harder you flex, the closer you get to hitting the bell and impressing your friends!
SCIENCE GALLERY SHOP
The Science Gallery shop is taking its best gadgets and gizmos on the road, stocking nerd necessities like super-bubbles, poi spinning sets, and T-qualizer t-shirts that light up when the volume is right. This really is the one-stop shop for all your nerdy festival needs.
Get even closer to nature, and join the Science Gallery crew as they dissect the weird and the wonderful from the animal kingdom before your very eyes. Dogfish, cow hearts, and plenty more will find themselves on the dissection table, so that everyone can see and talk about their inner workings. The dissections will also be taken to Ignite, where you can see what a dogfish is made of, in 5 minutes.
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world, geeks have been putting together IGNITE events to show their answers on science, technology, art and society. Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global—Ignite is all of these and more. Running both days (with different talks each day) speakers will include:
David McKeown, Mary Gilmartin, TCD Provost Paddy Prendergast, Shaun O’Boyle, Eoin O’Dell, Rowan Manahan, Claire Gavin, Carol Hunt, Garreth Stack, Brigid Lanigan,
Aoife McLysaght, Irvine Welsh, James Houghton. Kerrie O’Brien, Tom Cullivan, Catherine McGuinness, BP Fallon, Ralph Borland, Jamie Keating, Paddy Cullivan
ELEMENTS, EXPLOSIONS, AND EXCITEMENT
Following a series of five sell-out shows at Science Gallery, Scientific Sue brings her spectacular super-foams, disgusting slime, and fiery explosions to Electric Picnic. Sue’s chemistry shows are a massive hit with science fans of all ages, and her Electric Picnic shows are not to be missed!
Not only will Science Gallery’s favourite festival workshops return for a final hour, but there will be even more explosive chemistry, with some home-brewed foamy volcanoes and super-fountains. The Science Gallery crew will be using some common household ingredients to create the most explosive (and messy) chemical reactions they can think of!