Listen to the Sun

Where: Cinema 3, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

When: 18 April 2013 6:00pm to 7:00pm

With media attention on solar flares and their effects on positive events (the northern lights) or predicted negative events (technological disruption), designer Helen White has been exploring creative ways to respond to this natural phenomena. Helen has been in residence in the Pervasive Media Studio since January on a graduate and new talent residency, supported by IOP Publishing, developing a ‘solar wind chime’.

In this unique event, Helen will share her discoveries and ideas about working with complicated scientific principles, aesthetically bereft data sources and pursuing multiple artistic pathways on the way to producing her prototype work. There will be a chance to see the prototype in action and to ‘listen in’ to the sun.

We will then be joined by an expert panel, with one of the founders of, Michael Johnson and quantum chemist David Glowacki from danceroom Spectroscopy. There will be an opportunity for a lively discussion about citizen science and the meeting of creativity, technology and audience in science communication projects.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Contact Watershed box office on 0117 927 5100 or visit to book.

Entry Cost: Free but booking essential, Watershed box office, 0117 927 5100

Posted by: Verity McIntosh | 18-03-2013

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