Creatives from the Irish animation industy have donated artwork to be auctioned in aid of The Children's Sunshine Home and Lauralynn House
Come along and bid on something you like.
Leading advocate of net neutrality and former Obama technology advisor Susan Crawford will speak at Science Gallery this Tuesday as part of our SFI Speaker Series. Susan will talk about how the US has invested in technology and compare it with Ireland's approach, with a particular focus on matters of internet access and censorship.
CSS is a fantastic language for making beautiful websites, but sometimes it can be a bit, well, clunky. Sassy CSS (SCSS) makes it fun again by extending CSS and adding great features such as variables, mixins, nesting and much more. In this talk Stewart will run through a beginner's guide to SCSS, show you how to get started and explain the basic features with lots of code examples. You'll be able to build faster, experiment more, and spend less time typing and more time creating.
Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh inventor of Sugru (which TIME Magazine named one of the 50 best inventions of 2010) will join us during Dublin Mini Maker Faire and tell us why the future needs fixing. Jane will tell us how the hacking and making culture could help sustain the planet, and she'll talk about the importance of good product design. The Sugru team will even bring along a "gift hack" for everyone in the audience.
As part of the Invisible Dust Workshop, curator and director of Invisible Dust, Alice Sharp will lead the conversation: "How do artists and scientists work together?" She will be joined by Professor Frank Kelly, King’s College London and Chair of the UK Government's Air Pollution Advisory Committee and a Trinity Environmental Engineer who will explore how air quality affects life in Dublin. This talk will offer a more in-depth look at the principles covered in the drop-in workshops.
Mary “Make and Do” FitzGerald introduced a lot of us to making. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Mary presented How do you do? on RTE's Den TV and showed thousands of Irish children how to make everything from Halloween masks to cardboard space stations.
Please note there will be no coder dojo this weekend. However, in its place, Science Gallery is happy to host Dublin's first ever Mini Maker Faire! The Faire is suitable for all ages and will be featuring over 30 of Ireland brightest and most brilliant makers! Maker Faire will be open from 10am - 6pm in Science Gallery and on the physics lawn in Trinity College Dublin.
More information available here.
Coder Dojo will be back again next Saturday July 21th.
Part of the hugely popular Maker Faire family, Dublin Mini Maker Faire is an independent day-long community event where all kinds of “makers” get together to showcase their work. Science Gallery will be host to Dublin’s first ever Mini Maker Faire On July 14th from 10am to 6pm.
Join Academy award winners Anil Kokaram and Simon Robinson, and BAFTA award winner Mark Jacobs as they discuss the future of film and video, from today’s cutting-edge 3D tech, to tomorrow’s innovations being imagined in labs across the world. You’ll never look at a screen the same way as these visionaries show that in the film and video industry you should expect the unexpected.
This event is part of the UCD Imagine Science Film Festival, and is part of Dublin City of Science. We are grateful for the support of Google Dublin, the Chrome-Media Group at Google, Mountain View, the Sigmedia Group in the Engineering Dept, Trinity College Dublin and also Science Foundation Ireland."
Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognised for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. As part of our SFI speaker series, Greene will be hosted for a discussion with Science Gallery Director Michael John Gorman on the role of wonder and mystery in Science.
Barely 2 weeks before the opening of London 2012, the British Council, Cheltenham Festivals, and Science Gallery are organising an exciting science and sports event within the Dublin City of Science! “Famelab Olympics” will bring together 11 young scientists, all of them alumni from national FameLab competitions from 11 EU countries – Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the UK.
We have lots of events during ESOF week for Dublin City of Science 2012, and we need extra hands to make it all happen. Please come along to find out about what we have going on, from Invisible Dust workshops, to Dublin's first Mini Maker Faire, and what you can do to help.
Please note 1pm start time!
What is Coder Dojo? We hacked together a cool hangout that puts the real power of the internet and technology in the hands of the Irish youth. The true power of the net comes from coding, designing and having fun. CoderDojo is a place where you can learn from others and share what you are doing! Each week we have a hands on session with technologies like HTML5, PHP or Python. For more details visit http://coderdojo.com/ or contact the Coder Dojo team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate the 4th of July, we will be hosting a talk on NASA's mission to discover planets beyond our own solar system. Fergal Mullally, Science Officer at the NASA Ames Research Center, will join us to explain and update us on NASA's ground-breaking Kepler mission. As part of our Science Foundation Ireland Speaker Series, Fergal will talk a little about the Kepler spacecraft, how we find extrasolar planets, and he will present some of recent exciting planet discoveries. We'll also be putting on a little 4th of July celebration before the talk!
Join us at 8am for bosons and breakfast in the Science Gallery cafe - we'll be showing a live stream from CERN as they unveil new results in the hunt for the Higgs Boson, plus we'll have Irish mathameaticians and physicists including TCD's Sinead Ryan and UCD's Stephen Farry on hand to answer your questions, and comment on CERN's results.
Join 'artivist' Will St Leger for a culture jamming and subvertising master class. In this workshop, you'll learn about city interventions, adbusting, art hacking and generally challenging the status-quo with a game of visual jiu-jitsu.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Discworld consists of a large disc resting on the backs of four giant elephants which are in turn standing on the back of an enormous turtle... named Great A'Tuin.
CTVR / The Telecommunications Research Centre, in collaboration with the Dublin Art and Technology Association (D.A.T.A) present Open Here, a four day festival that addresses social, technological and cultural issues surrounding the notion of the digital commons at Science Gallery during HACK THE CITY. Programme details and times coming soon.
REFRESH DUBLIN - In vino veritas mobilitas: A pragmatic approach to mobile on a shoestring - Laurence Veale
Lots of companies are struggling to maintain their own websites - so what should they do about mobile? Using his work for The Corkscrew, Lar will talk about the considerations and process for creating their mobile site, particularly as a small business. He'll be looking at mobile analytics, using analytics to make the case for mobile and how to make an impact - all on a budget.
Imagine that you’re in front of an audience made up of your friends, family, and people from your community, about to present a 5-minute talk on the thing you’re most passionate about. You’ve brought 20 slides, which advance every 15 seconds whether you’re ready or not.
The Propulsion Paintings Workshop will look at spray paint from a new perspective, exploring its potential uses as a propulsion device. Graffiti writers have long ‘hacked’ spray paint cans, altering their original purpose to leave their mark in public spaces and on public transport, creating art around the city.