Posts Tagged ‘Manchester Science Festival 2011’

Microbiology and Art Exhibition Review

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The Microbiology and Art Exhibition, which opened on the 22nd October to 10th November 2011 at MadLab, in celebration of the beginning of the Manchester Science Festival 2011.

The exhibition brought together work and cultural heritage, to the beauty of microscopic images, through the impact of infectious disease in history to the use of art to communicate messages about science to a range of audiences, and overtly ‘sci-art’ projects.

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Manchester Science Festival 2011 Round Up

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Microbiology and Art Exhibition PreviewIt’s been another great Manchester Science Festival this year, and MadLab has been lucky to host 6 events. We kicked off with a preview of Microbiology & Art, an exhibition of work inspired by microbiology, ran our 3rd Robot Hackday, celebrated Alan Turing, held the first ever DIYBIO UK Summit, and rounded off with a Science Jamboree and tea party with Teawitter.
We’ve had a full 9 days holding various science related activities, all with a MadLab twist.

Over the festival period we’ve had over 200 people come through our doors hacking robots from old toys, discussing short stories from modern science, getting to know the global DIYBIO community, eat cake, make instant ice cream all with a generous dose of practical workshops.
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Event Review: Science Jamboree at the Manchester Science Festival

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Invisible ink using lemon juice! Non-newtonian fluid!

The Manchester Girl Geeks took over MadLab on Sunday for a fun and magical afternoon of science and geeky wizardry! Upstairs we had the Science Jamboree where all sorts of cool experiments ran wild – from writing secret messages with invisible ink to building your own morse code telegraph! (more…)

DIYBio UK Summit

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

DIYBio Summit

Title: DIYBio UK Summit
Location: MadLab
Description: Citizen scientists are invited to the first ever UK summit on “DIY biology”: this growing movement takes biology out of the ivory tower and into the hands of everyone!
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2011-10-29
End Time: 18:00
Sign up: Tickets here

The First UK DIYBio Summit

29th-30th October, Madlab

Citizen scientists are invited to the first ever UK summit on “DIY biology”: this growing movement takes biology out of the ivory tower and into the hands of everyone! We’ll bring together a diverse group of leading scientists and curious amateurs to share expertise and experiences.

The event includes presentations by international speakers, demonstrations from the Manchester DIYBio group, and hands-on workshop sessions where participants can get involved in do-it-yourself bioscience.

No experience is needed, as full training will be given in a safe and friendly environment. Attendees can sign up for future events, and become part of the DIYbio revolution!

On Saturday, the formal section of the event will take place including plenaries and workshops.  Sunday will be held using an ‘unconference’ format where attendees can contribute to the proceedings and host discussions.

Saturday 29th October: Agenda

10:00-10:30  - Welcome and introductions

10:30-11:30  - Keynote Plenary: Sung Won Lim, Genspace; Cathal Garvey

11:30-11:45 –  Coffee break

11:45-12:30 – Updates from DIYBio groups

12:30-13.30 – Lunch break (food not provided)

13:30-16:30 – Parallel breakout hands-on sessions

16:30-17:30 – Closing keynote:  Marc Dusseiller, Hackteria

17:30-18:00 – Closing session

18:00- Social event

Sunday 30th October: Unconference

10:00-12:00   –     Session one

13:00-15:00    -    Session two

Information on how to submit sessions will be circulated to registered attendees.

For more information about Manchester DIYBio please see our website:

http://diybio.madlab.org.uk

This event is part of the Manchester Science Festival

Microbiology and Art Exhibition

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Microbiology and Art

Title: Microbiology and Art Exhibition
Location: MadLab
Description: MadLab will be hosting its first science themed exhibition, on the subject of Microbiology and Art.
Start Date: 2011-10-22
Start Time: 11:00
End Date: 2011-11-10
End Time: 17:00

For the past 6 years, undergraduate science students at Manchester Metropolitan Universityhave been exploring the relationships between microbiology and art, from the deterioration of artwork and cultural heritage, to the beauty of microscopic images, through the impact of infectious disease in history to the use of art to communicate messages about science to a range of audiences, and overtly ‘sci-art’ projects. Over 100 students worked on the project, producing a range of outputs that demonstrated skills in creativity, imagination and communication that lay well outside the realms of the typical undergraduate science curriculum. In the Loop was formed in 2008 by Professor Joanna Verran.

Exhibition preview at the MadLab, on 21st October, 6-9pm. In celebration of the beginning of the Manchester Science Festival 2011