Live Virtual Festival Day 2 (Saturday 28th November)-SITC 2020
Live Virtual Festival - Day 2
Saturday 28th November 2020
Water Be the change: A play
about water in Malta by More or
Less Theatre for EWA
Building with Science: Concept
structures for kids by IEEE
Picture This: Climate change
puzzle by MAKE
Engineer It! Programming
challenge with MCAST
Dig ‘em up!! Interactive guessing
game by CASA
Save the Turtles: with
Shake It Up Lab Tour: by the Seismic
Monitoring and Research Group
Birds of a Feather: by
Like Now and Then: Theatre
performance on Malta’s environment
by More or Less Theatre for ERA
Show & Tell: game from the Institute for
Linguistics and Language Technology
Our Body Under Siege: Science
show by Esplora Interactive
ICT Shark Tank: Students’ Pitch by
the Faculty of ICT
Focus on Lasers: Live Experiment
with the Department of Physics
0.0031%: Theatre performance on
COVID-19 by Give or Take Theatre
Feedback Loops: A music, dance
performance by Alina Ivan, Dan
Wimperis & Anna Spink
Jumping Genes: Theatrical piece
by Give or Take Theatre
Mixology: Mixing research
disciplines… and spirits!
Welcome one and all to Day 2 of Science in the City 2020, Malta’s science and arts festival. Day 2 of our 3-day Live Virtual Festival was jam-packed, filled with quizzes, theatre performances, games and live laser experiments!
We had fantastic performing art pieces in Feedback Loops, looking at how wearable devices can help to monitor and track depression, and Jumping Genes, exploring the challenges faced by Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers. Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, 0.0031% took you on a journey into the future where the very concept of humanity has been modified beyond recognition and Be the Change tackling the issue of water conservation here in Malta.
If you are interested in the natural world and the environment then make sure you look out for the great activities we had in Save the Turtles and Birds of a Feather by Nature Trust and BirdLife Malta. We also had another brilliant performance in Like Now and Then highlighting the environment in Malta.
Throughout the day we had lots of fun interactive games and activities for you to enjoy right from the comfort of your home, look out for Picture This, Building with Science, Show & Tell, Engineer It! and Dig em’ Up! From linguistics to computing, from climate change to archaeology you really won’t be disappointed.
We had a science show by Esplora in Our Body Under Siege and a tour around a seismology lab that studies earthquakes in Shake It Up Lab Tour. The University of Malta’s Department of Physics were showing a live laser experiment in Focus on Lasers: Live Experiment. How about watching students from the Faculty of ICT deliver a very exciting pitch in ICT Shark Tank.
You could finish off by witnessing an explosive cocktail in Mixology, researchers’ paired with spirits, who knows what will be discussed!
This event was part of the Science in the City Live Virtual Festival running between the 27–29 November 2020. Check out our website for our Explore the Arches content.
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