Wednesday, April 15, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] Fwd: NANO at Science Gallery, call for ideas


The Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin (
<> ) is seeking ideas and proposals from
scientists, engineers, artists, designers and creative thinkers for a
new interdisciplinary exhibition and festival exploring nanotechnology
and its implications for our future.
Focussed on the dreams, nightmares, possibilities and achievements of
this broadly interdisciplinary field, the exhibition will explore what
it means to act in a realm we can never directly see and to consider
how our emerging science and technology is enmeshed with some of our
deepest hopes and fears.
What we are looking for:
We want your suggestions and ideas for events, speakers, debates,
films, workshops, live experiments performances, competitions,
exhibits, interactive installations and demonstrations exploring
nanotechnology, its applications and implications. Suggestions may be
based on previously existing projects or may be a new proposal
specifically for NANO. We are also very interested in hearing from you
about people and projects you think we should contact or include even
if you are not directly involved. Please send initial suggestions to <>
The Expression of Interest form may be downloaded from
Key themes:
We are especially interested in exploring the following issues through
the exhibition and festival: Health (nanomedicine and nanofood,
potential health risks and benefits of nanotechnology), Energy and
environment, Safety and Privacy, Learning from nature's nanotechnology
and Ethics and human enhancement. Science Gallery avails of a unique
location sharing a building with the CRANN nanoscience research
laboratories ( <> . Proposals
which avail of the opportunity to provide a window on living research
or the direct manipulation of the nanoworld are especially welcome. We
also welcome projects that offer opportunities for direct face-to-face
contact between the public and researchers.
Target audience:
Science Gallery exhibitions and events target an audience aged 15+, so
an adult engagement with nanotechnology is essential.
When we need submissions:
The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is May 15, 2009
at 12 noon.
 Informal enquiries:
We welcome informal enquires to
<> prior to submission of the EOI.
Exhibition and Festival dates:
25:09:09-03:10:09: NANO Festival
25:09:09-18.12.09: NANO Exhibition
 About the Science Gallery
The Science Gallery is a new space dedicated to igniting creativity
and discovery where science and art collide located in the heart of
Dublin at Trinity College. Highlights from earlier Science Gallery
exhibitions can be viewed at
<> and
<> .
NANO is curated by an interdisciplinary team including Victoria Vesna
and Jim Gimzewski of UCLA, and John Pethica of Trinity College Dublin
and Michael John Gorman of the Science Gallery.
Project partners include SEED magazine, UCLA's ART/SCI Institute and
California Nanosystems Institute, the Centre for Research on Adaptive
Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at Trinity College Dublin, the
Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork and Intel Corp.
Critical essays
Finally we are also seeking critical writings about nanotechnology for
a special issue of the journal AI and Culture – please submit short
abstracts to
Please visit
<> for further details and to
download the EOI form.

Pearse Street, Trinity College,
Dublin 2, Ireland.
T.  + 353 (0)1 896 4090
M. + 353 (0)86 173 0343
Science Gallery is an initiative of Trinity College Dublin, and is
generously supported by Ulster Bank, the Wellcome Trust, Google, Dell,
Wyeth, ICON and PACCAR in addition to government support. Our media
partner is the Irish Times.

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