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ARTSCIENCE IN FOCUS

ArtScience in Focus is a series of pop-up exhibitions and showcases featuring collaborations with education, art, science and technology partners. Presented quarterly, these cross-disciplinary showcases are forums for exchanging new ideas and feature a mix of experimental displays and interactive activities.

In 2018, ArtScience in Focus explores the relationship between people and machines in a series of pop-up exhibitions presented with a range of local and international partners. The showcases will investigate robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other new technological developments, showing how both artists and scientists are helping us see how technologies are transforming the world around us.  

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Past Event


Science Flair

30 Nov – 2 Dec | 10am – 7pm
Free Admission | Venue: ArtScience Galleries, Level 4

Inspired by celebrated scientist Richard Feynman's charismatic approach to science communication, ArtScience Museum proudly presents a special edition of ArtScience in Focus which demonstrates the playfulness of science through a fun-filled three-day showcase, in conjunction with our exhibition, All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life. Featuring a wide range of activities from scientific artworks, demonstrations and music performances to exclusive workshops and engaging sharing sessions, Science Flair is sure to ignite the curiosity of visitors of all ages.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

Key Highlights

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS (NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE)

Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. It forms the foundation of many other sciences - including chemistry, oceanography, seismology, and astronomy. Cell phones, the Internet, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are only a few examples of the physics-based technological developments that have revolutionised our world. Explore fun physics applications in our daily lives in the exclusive demonstration sessions by Professor Sow!

The Physics Professor’s Suitcase of Travelling Science Wonders!

1 December, Saturday | 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4 | Free Admission

 ‘It’s impossible to learn very much by simply sitting in a lecture, or even by simply doing problems that are assigned.’ – Richard Feynman

There are endless opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. Join Professor Sow for a session of engaging science demonstrations which will enthrall and ignite the innate curiosity in you! These exciting demonstrations are visually appealing and act as a thought-provoking stimuli to promote a culture of inquiry and interactive exchanges. 

Introduction to the Nanoworld!

2 December, Sunday | 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4 | Free Admission

Richard Feynman is widely credited as the kickstarter of modern day nanoscience and nanotechnology with his talk titled ‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom’ in 1959.

Follow Professor Sow on his adventure to the Nanoworld where he shares fun-filled demonstrations revolving around nano concepts with you. Discover how nanotechnology plays a part in mechanical, chemical, electrical, optical and biological properties in this intriguing session!

Both sessions will be led by Professor Sow Chorng Haur (Head of Physics Department in National University of Singapore). Professor Sow has enthused participants across many schools - both internationally and locally and believes in effective use of a variety of demonstration materials to aid participants in understanding difficult concepts.

More information on Professor Sow can be found here.

*Admission is free via online pre-registration on a first-come-first served basis, subjected to availability.

Book your slots here!

Credits: Department of Physics (National University of Singapore)

CENTRE FOR QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES

Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4 | Free Admission

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a national Research Centre of Excellence in Singapore. The centre gathers physicists, computer scientists and engineers to conduct basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena. Discoveries in quantum technologies are being applied in computing, communications and sensing. With demonstrations and hands-on experiments, CQT invites visitors to explore how these technologies work and their potential to improve your future.

QUANTUM SHORTS

Various Timings
Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4 | Free Admission

Experience the intersection of quantum physics and creativity through films that were finalists in the Quantum Shorts film festival. The short films screening in this event were submissions to the film festival in 2016. ArtScience Museum will be screening finalists from the 2018 call for entries in February next year. Quantum Shorts is organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies with media partners, Nature and Scientific American, and international scientific and screening partners.

MÖBIUS MUSINGS WORKSHOP (BY SCIENCE DEMONSTRATION LAB AT NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE)

30 November, Friday | 2pm – 3pm
1 & 2 December, Saturday & Sunday | 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Expression Gallery | Free Admission

The Faculty of Science Demonstration Lab at National University of Singapore has a plethora of fun and hands-on experiences for participants to learn through experience. Discover what they have to offer through this complimentary workshop!

“Well, I guess it’s okay to take the other side,” she said.  “My teacher keeps telling us, ‘There are two sides to every question, just like there are two sides to every piece of paper’”

“There are two sides to that, too,” I said.

-          “What do you care what other people think?” Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman

A paper strip with only one side, the Möbius strip (named after August Ferdinand Möbius) is at once both a mathematical beauty and a wonderful piece of artwork. Within the twists and turns of the Möbius strips lay a unique tapestry that can be exploited if one knows how. This hands-on workshop is about exploring the Möbius strip and its surprising variants.

Mobius Musing workshop is complimentary and recommended for participants aged 10 and up. Guardians are advised to join participants between 7 to 10 years.

*Admission is free via online pre-registration on a first-come-first served basis, subjected to availability.

Book your slot here!

INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING (IMRE), AGENCY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH (A*STAR)

Tiny Light Antennas for Future 3D Holographic Displays

1 December, Saturday | 12pm – 12.40pm
Venue: Expression Gallery | Free Admission

Richard Feynman was widely known as the father of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology is a commonly used term in the modern day, but do you really know of its amazing impacts and contributions in our daily lives? Unravel the potential in nanotechnology with Dr. Arseniy Kuznetsov and discover the possibility of using nanotechnology to bring holographic 3d images to smartphones!

Dr Arseniy Kuznetsov is one of the world's leading pioneers in nanophotonics and the head of Advanced Concepts and Nanotechnology department at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) at A*STAR. IMRE is a research institute with many talented researchers equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to conduct world-class research in the fields of materials science, photonics and nanotechnology. IMRE seeks to use these researches to improve lives and capture economic value for Singapore.

PICTURE PEOPLE PLAN

Picture People Plan was created to do what its name says – Picture People Plan. The company help groups make sense of their big picture, by creating big pictures (“graphic recording”) that capture conversations. By drawing out your big ideas, they draw together people!

Let’s Draw Together! 

If you can write, you can draw.
If you can draw, you can draw out ideas.
If you can draw out ideas, you can draw together people and their plans. 

Richard Feynman is known as the “Great Explainer” for how he communicated complex scientific ideas simply — including through Feynman diagrams made up of lines.

Be inspired as you explore a giant flip chart flip book of ideas and prompts for drawing out and making seen what you mean, even if you think you cannot draw. 

Then, have fun drawing together as you create, build, and expand this visual vocabulary bank for one another! Whether you are an adult who wants to rediscover your creative language or a child who wants to create (or both) - this is for you. 

Connecting the Dots Workshop

1 & 2 December, Saturday & Sunday | 11am – 12pm
Venue: The Sun, Basement 1 | $15 per participant

Drawings, including diagrams, have formed an important part of scientific discovery as well as provided inspiration to many well-known scientists – Richard Feynman included. In this workshop, participants will go on a journey to connect dots and lines, to make sense of and make seen ideas around you. Discover yourself and distill patterns in the everyday, as we draw together.

*$15 per participant. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets available for booking here.

CHAPTER ZERO

Venue: Inspiration Gallery, Level 4 | Free Admission

Million More Discoveries

‘What I cannot create, I do not understand.’ – Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is known as a passionate advocate of challenging conventional wisdom and inquiring about our world from a new point of view. In a tinkering space inspired by Feynman’s life and his legacies, join Chapter Zero for three days of play with open-ended, everyday materials that can be found in our own homes and recycle bins, and watch children’s (and adults’) creativity and imagination come alive.

Chapter Zero Singapore is a social enterprise which strongly advocates child-directed play and supports parents of young children in respectful/mindful and evidence-based parenting. Chapter Zero Singapore believes that children learn best through play that is freely chosen and self-directed. With ample time, space and permission to play freely, children nurture their innate drive to learn, explore and create.