In everyday life, a spilled glass of water will never unspill. As the nursery rhyme goes, Humpty Dumpty will never be put back together. Bizarrely, a quantum glass can actually unspill, and a quantum Humpty Dumpty may well put himself back together. It is this kind of strange behaviour which makes it difficult to design quantum machines. And it is this subject which will be the focus of the third session of the Malta Cafe Scientifique series for this season.
"What retention policies and preservation practices make most sense in 21st century realities?"
"How do publicly funded institutions benefit from works donated to the National Collection?"
Such shall be the questions asked during the closing discussion session, forming part of the new research project Spazju Kreattiv has recently undertaken, and will continue to do so.
In this two-part workshop-based seminar, led by Jeremy de Maria, the common ground between dancer and photographer will be sought while providing the opportunity for such artists, practitioners, students and all interested individuals alike to discover what scientists have come to call “the edge of chaos” - a state wherein new connections, associations, meanings and levels of understanding can emerge.
Explorers is a multi-collaborative project tackling fundamental aspects of integration through a series of intercultural art workshops and an interactive art installation. In this workshop, two Maltese activists and researchers will spark off an intercultural dialogue through stories based on the spirituality, beliefs and value-systems of the present participants.
Society is always changing, that is a fact. Scientists, statisticians, sociologists and anthropologists - all find it quite difficult to keep up with. Now imagine re-creating that same rapidly changing scenario, but this time, as a virtual environment where everything can be designed, controlled and tested. With this concept in mind, Dr Saviour Formosa will present such a case-study, focusing on a virtual 3D model of Malta’s capital city - Valletta.
This workshop serves as an introduction to the Europeana 280 initiative, a project created to improve and share knowledge featuring nominated artworks through Wikipedia. This online portal includes different forms of digitised cultural heritage and artworks, such as paintings, books, films, museum objects, archival material and music.
In a globalised, technology-driven world where anywhere can be connect to everywhere by just a single move of the figure, new heights of getting in touch with reality are being reached, powered not by the human body and sensory touch, but by the human brain and intangible signals. Forget social networking, this is the new era of communication.