Last week Dublin's Science Gallery launched an excited programme of exhibitions and events for their 2012 programme, placing the unique gallery at the fulcrum of the Dublin Science 2012 festival of science. Next year will begin with the final weeks of their current exhibition SURFACE TENSION before EDIBLE (an exhibition you can eat apparently) kicks off in early February. From April to June, HAPPY will explore why Irish people are so damn happy all the time, even on the verge of economic disaster! Over the summer months, HACK THE CITY will bring the exhibition out of the gallery and ask the public how can we make the city work for them. HACK THE CITY will coincide with the European Science Open Forum and is sure to be a highlight of the Dublin Science 2012 programme. As the schools return from their summer break Science Gallery will launch NANOLAB, delving in to the smallest of scales and exploring how thinking small may ultimately allow science to think big! Finally in 2012, Science Gallery will celebrate Ireland's emergence as a global hub in gaming and animation with GAME - an exploration on what makes a game work and look to the future of gaming with further advancements in social media, technology and virtual worlds. Click here to download the full 2012 programme.
Science Gallery is funded through the generosity of companies and individuals who share their passion for for revealing science through cross-disciplinary dialogue. Entry to all their exhibitions is free but donations are always welcome. The work done by Science Gallery in encouraging young people from all backgrounds to engage with science and technology is difficult to quantify but, as a science teacher, I am thankful for their efforts in blurring the lines between science, technology, the arts and society and revealing science in a relevant, original and wondrous way.
If you would like to help Science Gallery achieve their goals in 2012 why not consider giving a small donation - just €20.12 - which will go towards developing our 2012 line-up. With your support, the will ensure that Science Gallery’s unique mix of art and science is at the heart of 2012. Click here for more information and to contribute to the €20.12 campaign.
Speaking at the launch of the 2012 programme were economist David McWilliams, Professor Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin; Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; David Martin, Director, Geo Operations, Google and Michael John Gorman, Fouding Director of Science Gallery. The short film below summarises the events of the launch. (Look out for some frog action at around 2:06!)