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[WATCH] Discover future technologies at Science in the City in Valletta

The future technologies that we once thought can only be seen in movies will be coming to Science in the City on Friday the 29 September from 6pm onwards

14 September 2017, 3:48pm
 Late Interactive, who created Brainwave last year, this time they are showing another moving light installation that can push things
Late Interactive, who created Brainwave last year, this time they are showing another moving light installation that can push things
Get to know today's research and tomorrow's society at Malta's science and arts festival: Science in the City. Complete with robots, virtual reality, augmented reality, art installations and interactive games, attendees can discover the future technologies that we once thought were only possible in the stuff of science fiction. Don't miss these interactive installations let alone Malta's largest hologram from MCAST.

Attendees can look forward to Light Pushes Stuff, a moving light installation that will take place in Ordnance Street, near the Parliament building. This moving light installation is set up by Late Interactive in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Malta. During last year's Science in the City, the Late Interactive created Brainrave, a system that could control music and visuals using the brain.

This year, the installation is made up of kinetic lights that can be controlled by your own mobile phone which will show first-hand the scientific phenomenon of radiation pressure. When the phone light hits the sculptures’ lights, patterns will form and attendees will experience this radiation pressure where light moves things. Hence the name, "Light Pushes Stuff".

At the technology area participants can try out the Virtual Reality app
At the technology area participants can try out the Virtual Reality app
This project is co-funded by the Malta Arts Fund and Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies project, funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

In the Virtual Reality area under the arches near Pjazza Regina, three interactive VR apps will be available for testing. One app simulates a flute, another simulates what it's like to live in the life of a child with autism and another that of a migrant child. In collaboration with OpenTinkers, the stand will also include an interactive LED board and robots.

Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night festival, is organised by the University of Malta, the Research Trust of the University of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Scientists together with a large number of partners. It is funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020 (H2020, 2014–2020) by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and recognised as a Festival by Europe for Festivals and Festivals for Europe. It is supported by Ministry for Education and Employment, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, and a number of corporate sponsors.

Science in the City takes place on Friday the 29 September under the arches near Pjazza Regina from 6pm onwards. For the full programme head to their website here or like their Facebook page for event updates. 

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