18.10.12

THIS WEEK AT SCIENCE GALLERY: MAKE YOUR OWN INDIE GAMES ARCADE, MOTORISED HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS, AND THE REALITY OF SCIENCE FICTION

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Last week, we announced our 2013 Programme - four exhibitions that cover everything from the physics of illusion to the psychology of risk. You can explore our 2013 line-up and find out how you can help make it happen here. But in the meantime, we still have one more show to go in 2012! Next month, GAME will offer visitors a chance to explore the future of play, the components of a great game, and give them the tools to develop their own games. The preparations for GAME kick off next week with a fantastic Babycastles workshop, check out the details below.



MON 22.10.12 - THU 25.10.12
HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE GAMES ARCADE WITH TEDDY BEARS, KNIVES AND DUCT TAPE
Join forces with Brooklyn gamers and artists Babycastles and build an indie games arcade in this workshop that will utilise local game developers, large stuffed animals, chef knives, and colorful duct tape, amongst other things. The finished product will be exhibited in our upcoming show GAME. BOOK NOW.

THU 25.10.12 18:00-21:00
MAKESHOP: CROCHET A MOVING HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN
Create a great Halloween toy using crochet, motors and LEDs. This workshop will teach you how to crochet a pumpkin, fit it with a tiny motor to make it move, and how to light up your pumpkin's eyes with LEDs. This workshop is perfect for people with a little bit of crochet experience looking to create some unique Halloween decorations. BOOK NOW.

WED 31.10.12 19:00-21:00
SUPERHEROES, VILLAINS AND EVIL SCIENTISTS: HALLOWEEN AT SCIENCE GALLERY
This Halloween, Science Gallery is throwing a "Superheroes, Villains, and Evil Scientists" costume party, complete with live dissections, a resident DJ, special effects makeup artists to put the finishing touches to your costume, and experiments that are guaranteed to scare the living (or undead) daylights out of you. FIND OUT MORE.

THU 01.11.12 18:00-19:00
THE REALITY OF SCIENCE FICTION: A PANEL DISCUSSION ON SCIENCE AND SCI-FI
Join writer Michael Carroll (2000AD, Judge Dredd), DCU's Pat Brereton (Hollywood Utopia, Smart Cinema), and Head of Zoology at TCD, Nicola Marples to find out how important scientific accuracy is in science fiction, and how much of an impact science fiction can have on scientific research, public opinion, and even funding decisions. Admission: Free. BOOK NOW.

FRI 02.11.12 18:00-20:00
ACTIVAGE PRESENTS SQUEEZE ME: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ROBOTS IN DEMENTIA CARE
Paro the baby seal 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. Paro robots are revolutionising the treatment of dementia patients, while sparking intense controversy about the field of emotional robotics and its use in elder care. This award winning documentary visits a nursing home running a Paro trial phase, observing his impact on patients and personnel. BOOK NOW.

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