Help us figure out why people play games
What happens when you blur the boundaries between the real world and a computer game universe? What is it that drives us to play, and how will that shape games of the future? How do you create a game that millions of people will become addicted to... and do it all yourself? What is the future of play?
Join us at the members launch party of our new programme GAME at 6pm on November 15th to be amongst the first to explore all of these questions and more.
Join us to hear the final pitches from our Designs for Learning competition finalists.
Designs for Learning 2012 is an open competition to find and develop projects that break new ground outside the traditional classroom setting. The competition, run in partnership between Science Gallery and NDRC Inventorium, is looking for people with compelling, original, and feasible ideas that connect with young people’s lives and enable them to learn wherever they are.
Paro, the baby seal, has soft white fur and large, compelling black eyes. He likes to be talked to and petted, and he can be relied upon to awaken feelings in his owners, even if he has none himself—he’s a computer in the body of a cuddly toy.
Does sci-fi influence the direction of scientific research? How do sci-fi writers draw inspiration from real science? What happens when the two professions come together to work on a project?
In a free event at Science Gallery, an expert panel - including a scientist, a science fiction writer, and an expert on the relationship between the two - discuss the relationship between sci-fi and science.
We've created a team of superheroes for our current show... but for every superhero, there's an equal and opposite super villain. And usually there's at least one evil scientist behind it all!
Dublin City Enterprise Board is delighted to present Your Business Day for the third year running. Your Business Day is a major annual event for small businesses in Dublin City. This year the event is a key part of Innovation Dublin 2012, which takes place across Dublin from 15th October to 26th October.
Are you interested in changing the world for the next generation by helping to identify and share a range of initiatives that aim to increase the interest of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) amongst students, with a particular focus on girls?
Have you developed unique workshops, school or museum-based events, exhibitions or mentoring programmes that explore, challenge and raise awareness of the roles of women in science, engineering and technology? Then TWIST-ON want to hear about them.
As part of the Towards Women in Science and Technology events, WiSER and Science Gallery are delighted to bring you this inaugral public talk by Dr. Naomi Harte.
We can map the human genome, put people in space and carry out remote robotic surgery and yet we still can't get a machine to understand what we are saying! Join us as Naomi probes the reasons behind our human - machine misunderstandings!
On Saturday 6th October and Sunday 7th October 2012, Open House tours of the Naughton Institute will first visit the latest show at Science Gallery, MAGICAL MATERIALS, which explores the peculiar properties of some of the world's most spectacular materials.
Visitors will then visit MAGICAL MATERIALS collaborators and nanoscience institute CRANN upstairs, where they will see state-of-the-art facilities, such as the scanning probe microscopes, nanobio facility and cleanroom.
PANEL DISCUSSIONS: A series of lively panel discussions curated by Science Gallery Leonardo Dylan Haskins on themes and topics arising from this year's Dublin Theatre Festival programme.
As head of Collide@CERN, Ariane Koek has created an artists’ residency programme at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and home to the Large Hadron Collider. In this event Koek and other cultural programmers discuss ambitions, challenges and dangers when negotiating the oscillations between science and art in their respective organisations.
Whatever people think about the rapid pace of change in the past, the fundamental arrangement of materials on the planet has not altered. There are living things which we call life, and there are non-living things which we call rocks, tools, buildings and so on. As a result of our greater understanding of matter, this distinction is now becoming blurred and is likely to usher in a new materials age.
Mark Miodownik, from the Institute of Making, believes bionic people with synthetic organs, bones and even brains will be the norm. Just as we become more synthetic, so our man-made environment is changing to become more lifelike: living buildings, and objects that heal-themselves are on the horizon.
As part of the Dublin City of Science 2012 festival, join us for a 'Questions and Answers' style debate on the benefits of the arts in healthcare, with panellists:
REFRESH DUBLIN: Designing the Process - Marcus Swan
Can you communicate what you do as a designer? Never mind about trying to explain what you do for clients, can you explain it to your mum? This is a look at design process that helps to frame how designers and communicators can work with clients in a way that is clear and involving, without falling into dogma. Showing real-world examples of how these tools, techniques and processes can be used to create work and relationships that help to build brands, facilitate innovation and inspire change and success within organisations.
Materials perform. Stuff is constantly getting up to things. Matter is doing all of the time, at varying scales of time and space, in order to exist and generate the world of objects. This is your chance to encounter some of the most wondrous matter on earth; from shape-memory paperclips to magnetic liquids and non-Newtonian fluids, not to mention the lightest solid in the world.
Here's what The Institute of Making has to say about The Performativity of Matter:
NanoNet Ireland is pleased to announce the third Nanoweek Conference, 'Nanoscience Excellence with Impact', to be held 17th – 18th September 2012 in Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.
This conference will bring together national and international speakers from the research and industrial communities, who will demonstrate how nanoscience research is impacting a range of industry sectors.
Get a sneak peek at Science Gallery's brand new exhibition, MAGICAL MATERIALS, on Friday September 14th. At this special invite-only preview we'll reveal fantastic exhibits from bioglass to non-newtonian fluids, hydrophobic fabrics and flexible electronics.
TEDxDublin, the epic event of ideas, entertainment and inspiration is usually held at Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. Now, for the biggest TEDxDublin to date, Science Gallery will host this one day event at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, where 15 speakers will take to the stage to share ideas and explore the unexpected. TEDxDublin will consist of three sessions from 1-6pm, a dinner break from 6-7pm and a final session from 7-8pm.
This TEDxDublin will be bigger, better, and more inspiring than ever. Please note this event is now sold out.
Join us for a talk by Professor Paul Chaikin, New York University on "Experimental Geometry: Experiments with Candies, Dice and Colloids."
Science Gallery returns to Electric Picnic this year with a spectacular line-up of live shows, stimulating workshops, and mind-bending events. For one weekend at this tent city of wellie-clad citizens, Science Gallery’s HACK THE CITY exhibition will transform into HACK THE PICNIC, with artists and scientists bringing their DIY hacker mindset to build, tweak, and modify gadgets, gear, and the whole festival experience for the better.
Join energy experts from around the world as we discuss the future of energy - clean fossil fuels, next-generation solar applications, and other renewable energy solutions - from current systems to promising technologies, as well as the responsibilities that accompany the development and use of such new knowledge.
Featured speakers include:
The Great Ape Run is a Dublin city-based virtual treasure hunt, using location-aware smartphones and cloud computing. Members of the public place virtual donations on the map on The Great Ape Run website while the runners try to get to as many of these locations as they can in one hour. Each runner will represent a different charity, so they will be competing to collect the pledges from around the city.
The year's Great Ape Run is happily hosting 3 celebrity runners with dedicated charities:
Shane Hegarty, Arts Editor of The Irish Times, representing A Little Lifetime Foundation.
Ray D'Arcy, TodayFM presenter, representing The Lauralynn House.
Teresa Dillon, Hack the City curator, Friends of the Earth
Calling all architects, designers, artists, geographers and urban planners, we invite you to take part in the third HACK THE CITY lab. Building on Interactivos and the IdeaLab, INTERSTITIAL INSERTIONS, provides you with an opportunity to work with leading architects, geographers and urban planners, who will guide you through a process for developing ideas for such city insertions. Outcomes of the workshop will be displayed as part of the HACK THE CITY programme and the Studiolab projects.
Wired blogger, Scientific American columnist, and author of the award-winning SUPERBUG, Maryn Mc Kenna will be joining us for fascinating and somewhat chilling look at antibiotic-resistant pandemics.
Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics... and that's a problem.