Sunday 23 July 2017

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Science is fun at the Science in the City Festival

Twenty-five scientific and artistic activities were set up for Science in the City festival held last Friday in Valletta. Coordinated by the Research Trust of the University of Malta (RIDT) and the Malta Chamber of Scientists, the event attracted thousands of youths and families. Science in the City is supported by the EU’s FP7 Programme and the Malta Arts Fund.

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At the Upper Barrakka Gardens, visitors joined Lyanne Mifsud’s interesting interactive installation ‘Light up my house’. The public was invited to cycle and generate electricity.

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Entitled VRBE NOVA, Science in the City premiered a 3D architectural light show on the facade of Auberge de Castille. captivating and beautiful, the six-minute show is a collaborative project between Valletta 18 Foundation, Notte Bianca and Science in the City. Coordinated by musician and composer Ruben Zahra, the show combined choral performances by singers from around Europe, all being beamed simultaneously. For these projections, Ruben Zahra worked with a team on a computer programme that interprets music into abstract art.

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: “Science in the House” showcases local research. Set up in the House of Representatives under the auspices of the Office of the Speaker, it provided a unique opportunity for the public to learn about research being conducted by Maltese scientists and how it might be helpful to Maltese society.

 

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