Goa to hold science and art fete in November

first_imgFollowing the success of its first science-meets-art festival, The Story of Light, in Goa in 2015, its organisers are back this November with ‘The Story of Space’ festival.The event will be held at various venues across the city from November 10 to19. “The Story Of Space 2017 is an interdisciplinary, informal learning festival that will explore ‘space’ and its connection to science, philosophy, art and culture. It proposes to engage artists, scientists, educators, and philosophers to create informal learning experiences for all ages. Admission is free,” festival co-director Shaira Sequeira Shetty told The Hindu here on Thursday.The organisers — The Story of Foundation — have also announced a crowd funding initiative for the month-long festival, which is hosted in partnership with the Corporation of the city of Panaji. The organisers expect 50,000 visitors. The event will also include public installations, performances, films, workshops, talks and panel discussions. “The overall festival goals are to promote a public understanding of current science; to create a network and platform for science, philosophy, art, and culture to meet through cross-and inter-disciplinary stories; and to promote the sensibility of patterns that connect,” Ms. Shetty said. Over 50 proposals have been selected based on diverse criteria.Giving the highlights of the projects, Ms. Shetty said that in Physics, Robin Meier is composing a new musical score based on satellite data obtained from the European Space Agency. Alongside, he is sculpting the first-of-its kind musical instrument from a meteorite. In philosophy, S. Bhuvuneshwari will share concepts of space as discussed in Indian philosophy. Aalto University Media Lab from Finland opens a line of communication between Helsinki and Goa. New Media students will design two installations, one in Helsinki and the other at the festival, where the audience will interact and communicate with others, in a way that evokes questions around power, nationality, borders, race and relationships. This project under “Politics” is supported by Aalto University. Under Perception, Akash and Thomas from Sound.Codes are archiving and recreating landmarks and heritage spaces in Goa by mapping their acoustics.last_img read more