Science Gallery Dublin are back at Electric Picnic with a stellar line-up of the brightest minds in science, technology and the arts. Curious festival-goers can drop by the Science Gallery Dublin tent in Mindfield to have their minds blown with talks, presentations and demonstrations in this year’s white-hot line-up for 2017.
Kicking off this excellent weekend of inspiration at 3pm, we have our festival favourite, Ignite. Open your minds and be inspired by these high-energy, fast-paced five-minute insights that take a look at weird and wonderful topics with enthusiastic speakers from the worlds of artificial intelligence and engineering to human rights and prison law.
At 4pm, we're getting hands on. From the Latin word dissecare which literally means ‘to cut to pieces’, why not join us for a series of live dissections featuring hearts, eyes and more. Bewarned, it’s not for the faint hearted — there will be blood.
Wrapping up the first day at Mindfield at 5pm, we are delighted to host extreme environments expert Mary Bourke, who will explore our earthly and extraterrestrial options as our future here looks more and more uncertain. Are there other places we could go? What would it be like to live on Mars, Titan or an asteroid?
On Sunday, we kick off another day of inspiration at 3pm with Sinéad Burke, primary school teacher, PHD student and broadcaster. Also known as Minnie Mélange, Sinéad has done it all, from winning Alternative Miss Ireland to visiting the White House and the United Nations. Hot off the TED Talk stage, Sinéad will be joining us at Electric Picnic to breakdown for us the Science of Sinéad and what it takes to be this extraordinary woman.
This is followed at 4pm by a discussion on one of our favourite topics - the meeting of art and science and it's future contemplated by a panel including our own Exhibitions Producer Aisling Murray.
Closing us out on the Sunday at 5pm, we have a extra special version of Eight Easy Pieces. If you've ever visited a Science Gallery Dublin exhibition, then you'll probably have spoken to our mediators — a team of science fans, art afficionados and technophiles who love nothing more than to talk nerdy to you. Join them for a series of short, snappy presentations about the science they like to read about and do in their spare time.
- 15.00-16.00 Ignite: Cabaret of inspiring five-minute talks
- 16.00-17.00 Live dissections with Aine Kelly
- 17.00-18.00 'Living in an Extreme World' with Mary Bourke
- 15.00-16.00 ‘The Science of Sinéad’ with Sinéad Burke
- 16.00-17.00 FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science
- 17.00-18.00 Eight Easy Pieces