April 8, 2013
We’re coming back to Latitude!
Come find us in the Faraway Forest with some tasty treats to tickle your grey matter…
What does the brain sound like? Join us and our giant brain as we take you through a range of recordings – from firing neurons to hissing hair cells and singing cortices – and discover how much we can learn about the brain just by listening to it.
Jelly Brain Dissection
Come dissect, discuss and digest the most complex thing in the known universe: jelly, set in the shape of your marvellous cortex. Explore the evolutionary history of the brain as we serve up a range of delectable panna cotta models from across the animal kingdom.
May 16, 2012
Ever dreamed of paint bombing the Gherkin?
Join engineers from Buro Happold to build a giant catapult and take aim at a target range of our city’s most iconic buildings. With the help of engineering expertise, learn to construct a medieval weapon of warfare, and see who can fling their paint-filled missiles the farthest. Come help us make an even bigger mess of a demolished site in East London.
When: July 8th, 2pm-5pm
Where: Just opposite the Canning Town Underground Station on a development site between Silvertown Way and Clarkson Road (formerly Montesquieu Estate), London, E16 1EA.
The event is powered by Industri[us], a collaborative action that reworks and revalues former waste products, transforming them into objects that are useful and desirable – check out their awesome short video about the project here. All catapults will be made from upcycled materials gathered from around Newham. If you would like to donate materials or indeed models to our reconfigured ‘London’ please contact Clare (email@example.com) or Kat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Part of the London Festival of Architecture.
This event is generously sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
March 28, 2012
Once upon a time, Guerilla Science hosted lectures at music festivals. But after four years of experimenting, growing, and evolving, we decided to take our scientists off the stage and allow them to connect with their audiences in unprecedented ways. Now we give punters the chance to play with science in ways they never thought possible, such as life drawing classes, obstacle courses, dirty banquets, cornstarch ditches, feasts of stenches, and so so much more. This summer’s going to be off the hook – just you wait and see.
As our tagline puts it: we mix science with art, music and play. Dedicated to science by stealth, we are committed to creating unique opportunities for everyone to experience science in unorthodox ways. We set science free.
Jen has been the driving force behind our creative vision, and the tireless captain steering our mad ship at every turn. Come see her wax lyrical.
March 24, 2012
Hacked Human Orchestra
Join us as we blend soft fabric electronics with creative technologists to transform your threads into wearable musical instruments. Come hack your outfit: learn to stitch synths into shirts, turn trousers into trumpets and redesign dresses into drums and help create the world’s first mobile electronic human orchestra. In the final act, we will assemble en masse for an impromptu orchestral performance unlike any other, led by composer Florian Lunaire who will score our singular soundtrack as we wind our way throughout the festival. Produced in collaboration with tech artists MzTEK and sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Check out this short film by the manager at our headquarters The Centre For Creative Collaboration, Debbie Davies, to get a better idea for how it’s all come together…
Future Cinema presents: Bugsy Malone
We’ll be joining the Friday night site takeover by the Future Cinema with our medieval-style catapults for a grand finale unlike any you’ve ever seen! Come see us get messy Friday night.
Join us as we tango with Spiritualized, Wilco, The Midnight Masked Ball with the Old Vic Tunnels, spas, banquets, lakes and debates at one of Britain’s newest, loveliest festivals – a bit like the sophisticated, chilled-out big sister of the Secret Garden Party.