IMAGINARY at Ecsite 2018


IMAGINARY at Ecsite 2018
Jun. 7, 2018 to Jun. 9, 2018
Natural History Museum|Route de Malagnou 1|Genève|1208|CH

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The Ecsite Annual Conference is the most prominent meeting of science engagement professionals in Europe, bringing together 1,100+ professionals. IMAGINARY will be present with two presentations at the conference 2018 in Geneva.

The 29th edition of the Ecsite Conference is hosted by the Natural History Museum of Geneva in partnership with CERN, University of Geneva Scienscope, and Campus Biotech.

The conference combines 3 days main conference offering 100 parallel sessions (7-9 June) and 2 days pre-conference with 10+ in depth trainings (5-6 June). Also look forward to 2 high-level keynotes, 350 speakers, 60 exhibitors, 2 dedicated tinkering and gaming labs, 3 evening social events..

IMAGINARY will present Hilbert (a new open source framework to orchestrate digital interactives in science museums) and the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) travelling exhibition.

1 Abstract of Hilbert presentation:

“Hilbert” is an open source infrastructure to deploy, exchange and monitor digital interactives in science museums. It is launched in the new ESO Supernova museum in Munich (opening April 2018), where it will orchestrate 150 computers (digital interactives, interactive screens, info screens). Features of Hilbert: system-independent bundling of digital interactives containing multimedia with fast graphics, orchestration on a cluster of desktop computers: deploy, start, stop, even dynamically exchange exhibits, generic monitoring and custom health check with attached “repairing” actions. Hilbert is open source and a non-profit collaborative project by Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), ESO Supernova and IMAGINARY. 
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2 Abstract of MPE presentation:

“Mathematics of Planet Earth” is an international open source exhibition to showcase how mathematical sciences can be useful in tackling our world’s problems. Topics range from simulations and models behind tsunami, volcano ash dispersion, earthquakes, glaciers, power grid models, traffic jams to general issues as climate change or cartography. The exhibition started with a competition in 2013 and was recently extended in 2017. The exhibition can be reproduced and adapted under free licenses.The exhibition (and individual exhibits) have been shown in more than 15 countries and installed in several science museums.
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