Thursday, 23 April 2015

Institute of Making-open day

Our next Public Open Day is on the theme of Light, which is in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.

Date: Saturday 2nd May 2015
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE
No need to book.
It is free but space is limited.   

Join us for an extravaganza of materials and making around the theme of light. Make your very own electrical circuit to power an LED with Codasign, discover how reflective materials do their thing, and explore the magic of invisibility. Have a go at photography without a camera with light artist Angela Easterling, using only light sensitive paper and the sun. Watch yellow road markings being painted and test how they reflect and catch our eyes and deconstruct a range of cat’s eyes.
In our wondrous Materials Library discover phosphorescent living organisms and see how, under UV light, tonic water fluoresces, sun cream turns black and diamonds glow. 

Discover ongoing research project Light.Touch.Matters, which brings together designers and materials scientists from all over Europe to develop a new generation of flexible materials that respond to touch with light. Get hands-on with some early samples.

 The street outside the Institute of Making will be coming alive with a range of activities from UCL researchers. Participate in an attempt to set a new world record by creating the world’s largest cyanotype print and discover how light became the power behind the internet. Explore a 21st-century cabinet of curiosities from UCL Museums, step inside a camera obscura and visit the bicycle trailer photography darkroom. Refreshments will be available to buy, and Psychedelic folk band Circulus will be helping the party go with a swing. 
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