The Perfect Storm Hits Trinity
Science Gallery and the Innovation Academy at Trinity College Dublin have joined forces to deliver an exciting Broad Curriculum course on the theme of STRANGE WEATHER. Throughout the 12-week Idea Translation Lab, students will delve deeper into this theme, producing group projects inspired by the intersecting points between science art and design, linked in to the flagship summer exhibition at Science Gallery in 2014.
The course combines science, art, design, innovation and entrepreneurship and is populated with contributors from a wide variety of disciplines; including astrophysics , commercial weather forecasting, fine art, design, and social and cultural innovation. Throughout the course students will address challenging questions about climate change and how we sustain our society and its energy demands in a future of STRANGE WEATHER. Students will learn how to apply collaborative design and entrepreneurial skills to produce projects with real-world outcomes with impacts along three axes: social, cultural and commercial.
So, even though it’s cold outside, things are heating up in Science Gallery!
The programme is modeled on and linked to the Harvard University Idea Translation Lab and consists of blended lectures and labs. The initiative is supported by the NTR Foundation and part of the EC FP7 funded Studiolab project.
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Science Gallery is a world first. A new type of venue where today’s white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say A place where ideas meet and opinions collide. Since opening in 2008, over one million of you have visited Science Gallery in Dublin – ranking it amongst the top five free cultural attractions in Ireland. Science Gallery all about opening science up to passionate debate and want citizens opinions. www.sciencegallery.com
Idea Translation Lab, Science Gallery
Studiolab Project – http://studiolabproject.eu/
The Innovation Academy is an exciting intellectual space that promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students. Our overall ambition to realise the potential of innovations in converting ‘knowledge into products, services and policies for economic and social and cultural benefit.’ www.innovationacademy.ie