This Saturday October the 4th the KiiCS workshop “Sounds, science and technology” has been presented at the Spanish contest “Ciencia en Acción”, hosted by CosmoCaixa in Barcelona. This presentation is one of the dissemination activities of the young adult’s incubators of the KiiCS project: this one has been surrounded by all sorts of scientific educational proposals at the contest.
Clàudia Ventosa, representing the young participants from Barcelona and member of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB), has also been at CosmoCaixa to explain her experience at the workshop. Lina Bautista, one of the artists from Sons de Barcelona that designed and imparted the workshop, has also been there to show the creative and technical part of the activity.
At the stand there were computers to present the website Freesound and the sound fictions, pure data, the video of the activity and images of the sessions. Besides this, there were also a pair of headphones and a recorder to be able to listen the sounds produced with a balloon, a comb, shoes, an x-ray photograph, a piece of thin plastic, a scrubber… and more material to experiment with sound creation.
“Ciencia en Acción” is a Spanish contest addressed to students, teachers (of primary and secondary school, or university), researchers, science communicators and, in general, anyone interested in science education in Spanish or Portuguese. Its objective is to transmit science in a dynamic and interesting way in order to get the broad public’s attention and thus motivate people to discover more about science. It is an initiative from Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Real Sociedad Española de Física (RESF), Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ), Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular (SEBBM), Sociedad Geológica de España and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).