Approaching Science. From Research to Innovation

The exhibition is designed with the purpose of revealing the connection between scientific knowledge and technological advances, bringing Science closer to the public in an attractive and didactic way and stimulating scientific vocation.

By the exemplification of concrete and suggestive facts and discoveries, from the dawn of human history to a foreseeable though uncertain future, a panoramic view of real scientific activity is presented, the one which is produced within various frameworks and pervades everyone’s life. The presence of robots, for instance, and their future development, makes us reflect on how our own abilities will be affected since some of our ordinary tasks will be taken over by robots. Fullbody interactive spaces show us how new technologies can be used to promote gaining sense of agency among children with autism. Other examples of science and technology affecting people’s lives shown in the exhibition are concerned with communications, exploitation of natural energy resources, food conservation or medical advances for the prevention and treatment of diseases.

Divided in 8 different scenes, Approaching Science. From Research to Innovation is an overview on the history of science which aims to open up new educational possibilities and bestow a new meaning, evoking collective undertaking, to the word Science.

Developed at: Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Experimentation on Interactive Communication group.
Main researcher: Dr. Narcís Parés.
Project development: 01.09.2006 – 11.10.2006.
Exhibition running: 11.10.2006 – 31.07.2007 at Palau Robert.
Tasks: user detection design, coding and museum installation.