Itinerary 2016

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Science Underground Academy 2016
timetable & itinerary draft

(this is a working draft, all activities are scheduled but may be shifted up and down)

13. – 22. 07. 2016.  Academy educational program

(course duration:   10 days)

Only general activities are listed. Details on various activities are listed in the PROGRAM


DAY 1. WEDNESDAY   13.07.           14:00 – 19:00

-Registration of the participants                                                                    14:00 – 14:30
-Opening of the academy (Intro to Science Underground Academy -presentation of the program)   14:30
-Guided tour through Dubrovnik natural history museum,
-Workshop: Intro to electronics & Interactive systems(in science & art) pt.1,
-Lecture: Future of Energetics (intro to renewable & postmodern power sources),
-Guided tour through Franciscan monastery museum,                          17:00 – 18:00
-Guided tour through Old city of Dubrovnik,                                            18:00 ~ 19:00

Dubrovnik natural history museum, Old City of Dubrovnik, Franciscan monastery museum



DAY 2. THURSDAY     14.07.             10:30 – 14:00

-Intro to electronics & Interactive systems (in science & art) pt.2
*Soldering and making DIY experimental electronics
*Analog & digital electronics, do-it-yourself experimentation,
*Cybernetics & interaction,
-Guided tour through Aquarium/Marine & Coastal research institute Dubrovnik                                      13:00 ~ 14:00

Extra activities (non-obligatory, but recommended):                 17:00 – 18:00
-Presentation: Intro to wearable & embedded electronics, body augmentation, transhumanism & bioelectronics

Dubrovnik natural history museum, Aquarium/Marine & Coastal research institute Dubrovnik



DAY 3. FRIDAY     15.07.       9:30 – 14:45

-Field trip to nature reserve Island Lokrum (with panorama boat),
-Field workshop (at the beach): Intro to Adriatic sea biodiversity, marine biology, snorkeling & underwater photo safari,collecting samples (pollutants & biomaterial)
-Presentation: Experimental electronics in art (Audio art & Interactive art)
-Presentation: Intro to Complex systems, Ecosystems, Ecology & Contemporary Materials
-Guided tour through experimental botanical garden & island                      
-Free time to explore Lokrum

Extra activities (non-obligatory, but recommended):               17:00 – 18:00
-Lecture: Intro to novel pollutants in water & food            

Locations:   Island Lokrum,   Dubrovnik natural history museum



DAY 4. SATURDAY 16.07.           10:00 – 14:30

-Workshop: Microcontrolers, DIY Interactive systems & automation,
basics of programming for non-programmers
-Workshop: Intro to 3D design & printing,
-Lecture: New materials (in science & art),
-Workshop: Intro to mechatronics, prototyping & robotics

Extra activities (non-obligatory, but recommended):           17:00 – 18:00
-Lecture:   Science+Technology Art & BioArt

Locations:   Dubrovnik natural history museum



DAY 5. SUNDAY   17.07.   09:45 – 14:15

-Field trip to nature reserve Island Lokrum
-Field workshop (at the beach): Collecting samples & materials (biosamples & recyclable waste)
Workshop: Microscopy & analysis of the samples (Adriatic sea marine flora& fauna)
-Field workshop (on the beach): Intro to closed systems, ecological engineering, marine chemistry, aquastics, aquaculture & aquaponics,
-Lecture/workshop: Developmental biology, Stem cells, Regenerative medicine, Cloning/Asexual reproduction & In vitro fertilisation (IVF),

Extra activities (non-obligatory, but recommended):               20:00 – 23:30

-Field trip to hill Srđ with panorama cablecar,
-Lecture/workshop: Intro to astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology & astrophotography,   Astro photo safari

Location:   Island Lokrum, hill Srđ



DAY 6. MONDAY 18.07.   11:00 – 14:45

-Lecture: Intro to labwork, lab safety & biosafety
-Lecture:  Intro to do-it-yourself house laboratory (setting up personal research space & making tools for for biology, biotechnology, chemistry BioArt) –  DIY chemlab & biolab
-Workshop: Intro to Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biohacking/BioPunk/Biohacking & BioArt (microorganisms, cells, making do-it-yourself bioreactors for fermentation/ brewing food & medicines at home, art & science of fluorescent bacteria etc.)
-Presentation: Genetic engineering and genetic modification


Extra activities (non-obligatory, but recommended):               16:30 – 18:00

***check-in & coffee –  from 16:15 to 16:30***

Science Underground conference:   SAINT (Science/Art/Industry/Nature/Technology)
– Lecture on SAINT concept, presentation of UR Institute activities on integration of SAINT domains 16:30 – 17:00 
– Open panel discussion on: Emerging technologies, Novel creative industries, New media Age,
Evolution of  science, art, culture & society, Biotechnology & Techno-biology  17:00 – 18:00

Locations:   Dubrovnik natural history museum

*Science Underground/SAINT conference is open for public



DAY 7. TUESDAY 19.07.     8:30 –  14:30

-Field trip to wildness of Arboretum Trsteno – division of Croatian academy of Science & Art for research of experimental forestry & biodiversity,
-Lecture/workshop: Intro to biodiversity of flora

-Return to Dubrovnik natural history museum

-Workshop: Research methodologies in science & art, conceptual art, development of ideas – from theory to successful completion
-Presentation:   Mathematics, Aesthetics & Geometry

-Development of personal projects (with mentorship of the lecturers)


Extra activities (non-obligatory, but recommended):               16:30 – 18:00

-Lecture: Video Art, Generative video art & VJing

Locations: Arboretum Trsteno, Dubrovnik natural history museum




DAY 8. WEDNESDAY 20.07.     10:00 – 19:00

-Field trip to island Lopud,
-Lecture/workshop: Intro to biodiversity of flora & fauna pt 2.
– Sandy beach time: Snorkeling & collecting samples & materials for personal projects
-Workshop: Sketching the nature &  drawing with do-it-yourself natural pigments
-Workshop: Intro to phytopharmaceuticals
-Workshop: Electrochemistry (applied bioelectronics) & natural resources

Locations: island Lopud




DAY 9. THURSDAY  21.07.        10:00 – 14:00,          15:30 – 18:30
-Development of personal projects (with mentorship of the lecturers),

-Lecture: Biological safety (quarantine, contagious diseases, epidemiology & bioterrorism)
-Development of personal projects (with mentorship of the lecturers)

-Beach time breaks, on a sandy beach Banje, just next to Lazareti – whenever you like


Extra activities (non-obligatory, but recommended):               20:00 – 22:00

-Science Underground Movie night hangout (we will be showing one of inspiring SF classics)

(this period can also be used for do-it-yourself development of personal projects)

Locations: Lazareti (former quarantine / gallery), beach Banje



DAY 10. FRIDAY   22.07.

-Finalising development of personal projects – setting up the exhibition     10:00 – 12:00

-Ceremoniously closing of the Academy         19:30 – 20:00

-Grand opening of the Science Underground Academy exhibition (Mysterious Worlds of Science Underground)
for public   20:00 – 21:30

Party time  😀

Locations: Lazareti (former quarantine / gallery)






Mysterious Worlds of Science Underground  –  exhibition

The exhibition will be opened for public from 22. to 27. of July

at Lazareti (former quarantine/temporary gallery) @ “lađa” number 4.

Personal projects of participants & lecturers of Science Underground Academy  will be displayed,
along with info-educational exhibits of the academy program & biodiversity of Dubrovnik region.

*Mysterious Worlds of Science Underground exhibition is open for public