Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution

Past Exhibition
Begin: 29.03.2017
End: 05.06.2017

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Science is done by scientists. Or is it? The exhibition Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution explores seven remarkable stories of people who are opening up scientific research to everyone, taking it out of professional labs and into homes, workshops and back yards.

From people who build their own medical devices to manage their diabetes, to community groups measuring pollution, a growing number of ‘do-it-yourself scientists’ around the world are busy hacking, experimenting and inventing.

Equipped with low-cost sensors, smartphone apps and the ability to share information with communities online, these DIY science pioneers are challenging our ideas of who a scientist is and what science will look like in the future.

The exhibition is accompanied by an attractive participation-oriented event program in the form of Science Espressos – short science fairs and workshops. The aim is to give the interested public as well as local actors from the health and medical fields the opportunity to listen, to ask questions, to identify new topics and to find answers to still unsolved problems.

ACTIVITIES

April 3, 2017, 7:30-9 PM

Kepler Salon, Rathausgasse 5, 4020 Linz

Cinematic Rendering: The Anatomy Theater of the Future?
Sparks Reverse Science Café
April 6, 2017, 7-8 PM

Deep Space 8K,
Ars Electronica Center

Deep Space Live: The Amazing Human Hand: All about Grasping
Sparks Science Espresso with Dr. Dietmar Hager, specialist in hand surgery & microsurgery
April 13, 2017, 7-8 PM

Deep Space 8K,
Ars Electronica Center

Deep Space LIVE: The designer Baby from the Home Lab, how long does it still take?
Sparks Science Espresso with Dr. Manuel Selg, professor of molecular biology at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Wels Campus
May 5-11, 2017

Foyer,
Ars Electronica Center

Shadowgram+
Sparks Pop-up Science Shop: Future Health
In conjunction with the Sparks Pop-up Science Shop: Future Health, Shadowgram+ is being put to use as an extraordinary communications & research tool.
May 13-14, 2017

Deep Space 8K,
Ars Electronica Center

Deep-Space-Weekend: Beyond the Lab
May 18, 2017, 7-8 PM

Deep Space 8K,
Ars Electronica Center

Deep Space Live: Cinematic Rendering
Sparks Science Espresso with Dr. Franz Fellner

This exhibition has been created as part of Sparks, a European project that explores new ways to involve people in scientific research and innovation. The exhibition will tour a total of 29 different museums, science centres and research institutions across Europe from 2016 to 2018. Find out more at: sparksproject.eu

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Read more about this on the Ars Electronica Blog!

The exhibition ends on SUN June 5, 2017

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