Some may be amazed by science’s past deeds, others attempt to visualize its future and the rest weave the present. The family-friendly exhibition Strictly Science brings the past present and future together as parts of an interactive showcase. Aiming to celebrate 100 years of scientific progress by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the exhibition presents a series of interactive installations that highlight the impact of science and aim to foresee its future as part of everyday life.
The three zones of installations include the following: a century-old laboratory installation, which recreates early experiments such as vitamin deficiency, war-wound treatment and the nervous system; a contemporary neurotechnology lab that features Wii balance boards, eye-trackers and tools utilized in modern medicine; and finally a 3D sound installation gives a futuristic perspective on scientific development. It presents various viewpoints on the ways science may develop and attempts to provide answers for the more general question of ‘what will the world be like in 2113?’
With the rapid scientific developments of our time, it may be important for individuals of all ages to remain informed about the roots of those developments. It may also be important to know where science stands now and where it may lead us in the future. The simple, demonstrative way in which Strictly Science presents complex medical developments make that information accessible and engaging to a diverse range of audiences.
Dates: 5 – 14 April 2013
Venue: Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ