White geometric shapes against blue light - an image on Verfasst, the winner of the Manchester Science Festival Art-Sci commission

This week’s festival news: 6 October 2017

It’s been another exciting week as we draw closer to the opening of this year’s Manchester Science Festival.

Trailblazers

Our first trailblazer event took place this week – The Music of Proof: What Does Maths Sound Like? Professor Marcus Du Sautoy and composer Emily Howard launched PRiSM (the Centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music) at the RNCM to explore the eternal connection and differences between the art of music and the science of maths.

Marcus and Emily will return on 24 October with The Music of Proof: The Second Movement. Book your tickets now.

We have another trailblazer event next week – Alexander Whitley’s 8 Minutes. Watch the trailer here:

8 minutes promo June ’17 from Alexander Whitley on Vimeo.

A Grand Exposition news

White geometric shapes against blue light - an image on Verfasst, the winner of the Manchester Science Festival Art-Sci commission

The clever folks behind A Grand Exposition announced who had won their Sci-Art Commission (read all about it here), and so to celebrate we chose our pick of the events you just can’t miss at this enormous three-day celebration of artists, makers and creative technologists.

If art-meets-science is your bag, we also have the world premiere of Richard Evans’ amazing multisensory Sentinel to enjoy.

Sold out shows

More shows have sold out this week – Video Jam Takeover, CSI Manchester and Under Glass: Drafted in Movement. If you’ve seen an event you want to go to, don’t wait until it’s too late to book your tickets!

On the blog

Our festival blog, hosted by our producers the Museum of Science and Industry, has been exceptionally busy this week. Read all about the problems researchers found when they investigated how easy it is for people to “turn off” a robot baby just like the one that will be appearing in our headline exhibition, and find out why Gia Milinovich thinks there is a link between how society treats AIs and how we treat women. And Roger Highfield, who will be chairing our Reproduction 2.0 event, looks back 40 years at the baby that launched a test tube revolution.

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