Dundee Science Festival Has Designs on Past & Future!

Dundee Science Festival will embrace all things digital this weekend, with designs on the past and the future.

Dundee Science Centre's Emma Dixon preparing for the fun weekend! Credit - D C Thomson.

Dundee Science Centre’s Emma Dixon preparing for the fun weekend! Credit – D C Thomson.

 

As the weekend approaches, travel on a ‘Science Adventure’ to Ardler Complex on Friday 10 November where, from 4 until 8pm, a free, drop-in event will invite visitors to take part in a host of challenges and activities. This family friendly event will showcase everything from how our bodies work and how stress affects us, to the huge array of careers related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

‘The Digital Past’ will be brought to life on Saturday 11 November 2017. In partnership with NEoN Digital Arts Festival, learn how to make a DIY WiFi booster based on artist Roel Roscam Abbings’ project, try some 3D printing and discover how the different kind of plastics you live with will outlive you, as part of artist Marine Zurkows’ project

Meanwhile, a host of local experts will be ‘Designing Tomorrow’s World’ on Sunday 12 November. Where are we going and what will it take to get us there? What have we learned from looking at the past, while moving into the future? With the chance to take part in a range of activities, including a purse making and weaving workshop using recycled plastic from Dundee Science Festival banners, find out how digital technology is propelling us into the future in areas such as medicine, gaming, engineering and more!
Saturday and Sunday’s events will take place at Dundee Science Centre from 10am until 5pm, with 50% off standard entry fee each day.

Now in its eighth year, Dundee Science Festival runs from Saturday 28 October through to Sunday 12 November 2017, with over 30 events designed to entertain, inspire and fascinate, most of which are free of charge. Visitors attending events within the host venue of Dundee Science Centre will enjoy a 50% discount on their entry fee.

Dundee Science Festival is brought to you by Dundee Science Centre, an independent charity.

For more information, and to view the programme in full, please visit www.dundeesciencefestival.org or follow Dundee Science Festival on social media – @DundeeSciFest (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/DundeeSciCentre/ (Facebook)

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