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OPEN LABS - MAKE IT BETA

15.03.2019 - 02.06.2019

OPEN LABS is a Science Gallery Dublin group exhibition curated by the Office of Life +Art, featuring work from Art Science Bangalore (IN), Bioart Society (FI), Hackers & Designers (NL) and Public Lab (US), as well as Science Gallery Dublin’s OPENSHOP (IE). These labs celebrate collective curiosity and challenge the expectations of what a lab can do and why it should exist.

Showcasing surprising projects and experiments from around the world, the exhibits in OPEN LABS help us imagine the many directions independent, creative research can go in the future. Artists and designers are accessing and hacking emerging technologies, or co-creating technologies that are inspired by their political convictions, personal obsessions, or just a sense of fun and wonder.

This exhibition is not a finished product, it is a starting point. It is looking at how the tools we have can be used in new and different ways to potentially improve or unearth new truths about the world we live in. We are in beta-mode: experimenting, showing and telling, with a goal of creating new ideas and new solutions. Be a part of the process, probe and provoke with us, get in to give out at our one stop OPENSHOP for Thinkshops, Workshops and Talkshops. Be the first to find out about upcoming visits by subscribing to our newsletter. You can also follow the conversation on social media using #OPENLABS or design your own OPEN LABS poster.

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