Bestival’s Tomorrow’s World field is all about envisaging an inspired, sustainable, green and fun future. Alongside the solar powered Bandstand and Besti-versity Tent is our very popular Science Tent.
An eclectic mix of science and technology, with a splash of art; the Science Tent brings together scientists with an exciting and revolving range of interactive demonstrations and exhibits.
Dr Anthony Gallagher from Southampton Solent University will be bringing The University of Southampton Roadshow; including demonstrations featuring the life of satellites; how we hear and how the human brain responds to rewards; whilst Dr. Helen Czerski, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, and the BBCs Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey will demonstrate the fun you can have with bubbles, ranging from bubbles in the ocean; their interaction with the atmosphere; to bubbles in drinks and the noise they make.
Science for Sustainability, Keele University will demonstrate practical science applications in renewable energy such as the use of solar ovens and solar powered fans, whilst ‘Make it Molecular’ is a hands-on build your own molecule activity giving participants the opportunity to interact and engage with molecules.
The Culture Lab, Newcastle University will be exhibiting their digital creations including, a favourite from last year, the Honeybee monitors (this time with video!); a 3D ecosystem; interactive games using 3D motion capture such as Daft (Ping) Pong, and the Invisible Wireloop; and an electronics masterclass from the Maker Faire.
Supporting all this will be a timeline of scientific discovery running the interior of the tent; a scientific vox pop filmed in our version of the ‘Tardis’; and the pole dancing robots of Giles Walker.