Flying cars, advertising that appeal to walkers and serving citizens robots shape the cities of the future that imagine the students from the Quatre Cantons, SOLC and Projecte schools. Virolai school will close “Sounds, science and technology” workshops on Thursday April 25th, with a new fiction about how could be the sound of our cities the next century.
All sound fictions created during this activity are uploaded to Freesound.org, a free and open access repository created by Music Technology Group (MTG). Moreover many of these creations will travel to Discovery Center Continium (Netherlands) and to Exploratório – Centro ciencia viva Coimbra (Portugal). In these science centers other teenagers will use Spanish student’s sounds to carry out their own activities of creation and innovation within the KiiCS project and they will send back their results and processes. In this way KiiCS project aims to encourage that students participating in art and science incubators of these two centers and Science Communication Observatory (OCC) at University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) interact with each other and enrich their selves knowing other Europeans with similar concerns.
In less than three months more than 300 teenage students have participated in the workshops created by Sons de Barcelona artists, and organized by Music Technology Group (MTG) and Science Communication Observatory (OCC) from University Pompeu Fabra (UPF). This initiative is framed within the European program KiiCS and has the financial support of Fundación Española para la Cienca y la Tecnología (FECYT), and the collaboration from Fundación Phonos and Institut Municipal d’educació de Barcelona (IMEB).