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Hackathon, art and tour 4

Agent Unicorn by Anouk Wipprecht © Marije Dijkema

SPARKS - Anouk Wipprecht

Sparks project has been moving on various fronts in the last month. For example, Copernicus Science Centre hosted a hackathon that brought together doctors, designers, engineers, artists and scientists in order to find ways of improving a medical procedure implemented by surgeons to save the lives of babies with diaphragmatic hernia. As a result 2 best problem solutions have been selected by the jury and stand a chance of getting implemented in real life.

On the other hand, the 3 artworks that are part of Beyond the Lab exhibition have been creating a great deal of interest and debate all over Europe. Who said that unicorns didn't exist? And what about nanonots able to block appetite for unhealthy food? If these questions have caught your attention meet the artists behind them. For the full flavour of the artworks and other inspiring stories of citizen scientists, do visit the exhibition itself. Tour 4 of Beyond the lab is about to start. So if you are going to be in Bordeaux (FR), Tartu (EE), Linz (AU) or Athens (GR) in the next couple of months make sure to stop by Beyond the lab.


  • sparks
  • RRI
  • Exhibition
  • beyondthelab