HUMAN+: The Future Of Our Species…

Saturday 1 January – Monday 31 January 2011
HUMAN+: The Future Of Our Species… | Saturday 1 January – Monday 31 January 2011 | Science Gallery

Open Call for Proposals

Science Gallery in collaboration with The Long Room Hub and the School Of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, is currently developing a major new flagship exhibition entitled HUMAN+: The Future Of Our Species, with generous support from Wellcome Trust London, to run in Science Gallery from the 15:04:11 – 24:06:11,

We are seeking your proposals for thought-provoking art/science installations, experiments, events, workshops and performances for inclusion in the HUMAN+ exhibition.

HUMAN+ is an interactive exhibition experience looking into the future of the human race. Will enhancement of humans become the norm? What types of enhancements will we choose? What is our genetic future? Will computer technologies continue to change the way we socialise?

HUMAN+ will explore the implications of enhancement on how we define ourselves. Could smart pills, personalised medicine, cognitive enhancement, or genetic manipulation change us into something other than human? Will converging technologies in robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology and aesthetics create a new race? We invite proposals that will create a dialogue around the scientific, artistic, social and philosophical implications of using science and technology to enhance human capabilities.

A key part of the exhibition experience will be a HUMAN+ ‘Lab-in-the-Gallery’ experience – a pioneering research-led gallery experience where real research experiments involving large-scale visitor participation are conducted through open-ended experimentation. We are seeking proposals for research experiments to be carried out in Science Gallery, in addition to engaging installations and artworks.

We will also be creating a rich programme of accompanying events and workshops, including discussions, performances, high-profile talks, plus web-focused interactions, games and any other truly collaborative ‘human-centric’ experiences.

We are seeking proposals for –

Art projects

Interactive installations

Lab experiments





Web-based projects

Smart phone apps

Submitted projects will be evaluated on a number of criteria including –

Strong relevance to the theme

Science/technology interest

Artistic interest

Potential to engage a 15-25 age range

Overall costs

Ability to deliver the project

A maximum of €7,000 support funding will be available to support realization, transport and installation of each project. Additional funding may be considered for proposals of exceptional standards. We particularly welcome projects thathave secured matching funding from other sources. Science Gallery is happy to provide selected projects with letters of support if required.

Submissions must be received no later than Monday 31 January 2011 at 5pm to be considered for inclusion. Science Gallery will contact those selected for inclusion within two weeks of the deadline.

To submit your proposal and find more information please use the form on the HUMAN+ website –

Finally – spread the word. Please forward this e-mail and the web link to anyone you think might be interested in the future of our species…..

For more information please contact or call us on 01 896 4107

Saturday 1 January – Monday 31 January 2011
Science Gallery
Pearse Street
Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 1 896 4091
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Admission / price: Free
The Science Gallery cafe and shop are open from 8:00, except Saturdays and Sundays when they open at 12:00.

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