mercoledì 21 giugno 2017

JPT at the 200th anniversary of the Science Faculty of the KU Leuven in Belgium!

We are proud to annouce that Jet Propulsion Theatre will be participating in the 200th anniversary of the Science Faculty of KU Leuven in Belgium, with a performance the theatre production Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot will be performed on the evenings of 22 November in Kortrijk and 23 November in Leuven.  For details, tickets and reservations, please visit the website of the KU Leuven Science Faculty 200 Years.

We hope to see you there!

sabato 11 marzo 2017

The Principle of Uncertainty at Printemps des Sciences 2017

We are very happy to announce that our show The Principle of Uncertainty will be performed in its “unplugged” vesion in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) during the 2017 edition of PRINTEMPS DES SCIENCES organized by UC Louvain.
The show will be in English with french surtitles and it will be on stage on March 22nd for two runs: one at 14.00 and one at 20.00. All audience is welcome!

The Principle of Uncertainty at Draper Hall - London

JPT’s first and most represented play will be having its London’s premiere at Draper Hall (Entrance in Hampton Street, corner of Newington Butts) starting March 16th 2017 through April 2nd. This version will be an adaptation by Stefania Bochicchio / Infallible Productions Ltd to accomodate the fact that the main character will be played by actress Abigail McLoughlin.

Visit Draper Hall web site.

domenica 18 dicembre 2016

Teatro della Meraviglia - Theatre of Wonder

JPT is quite busy these days with the organization of the science - theatre and science communication festival “Teatro della Meraviglia”.

This is a joint project done with the University of Trento and the Opera Universitaria of Trento and it will happen over two weekends in January 2017: from the 13th through the 22nd.

4 theatre shows and 4 Augmented Lectures (check out this post) will be performed at the Sanbàpolis Theatre in Trento. As of now all the events will be in Italian but please feel free to contact us if you have suitable proposals in other languages for future editions of the festival!

Here is a link:
Twitter hashtag: #MeravigliaTeatroFestival

Come and discover wonder with us!

JPT’s Augmented Lectures awarded at Reimagine Education 2016

We are very proud to announce that our project Augmented Lectures: When Scientists Meer Artists has been shortlisted and subsequently awarded the Bronze Award for the Cultivating Curiosity Award at the 2016 Reimagine Education Conference which has taken place on 5-6 December in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

"With attendees from the world’s top universities and most promising ed tech startups, four tracks tailored to ensure that all delegates have the opportunity to see their interests represented, and keynote speeches provided by educational luminaries, it has been an essential event for anybody invested in the future of education."

We are quite happy of this result because it shows that our “low tech” approach to science communication and education is remarkably interesting and spot-on. We’d like to thank the University of Trento for having sponsored us and for believing so strongly in our project.

Here’s the Judges’ motivation for the prize:

The Augmented Lecture initiative to engage science in the arts has the potential to expand curiosity and interest in the sciences. This initiative will help far more people to engage creatively with the sciences with its new and more accessible modes of discourse.

Please check out the Reimagine Education 2016 Honours List here —> Link

venerdì 11 novembre 2016

Quantum Physics and the probability or uncertainty of Trump’s Election

To understand the universe, classical physics had to incorporate quantum mechanics, which describes a micro-world of uncertainty and ambiguity that is harder to measure but defines our true reality. Likewise, as recent geopolitical shocks are have proven, outdated methods are no longer capable or sufficient to explain global society’s complex and interconnected systems. (Read full article here: Quartz).

Works like Jet Propulsion Theatre's The Principle of Uncertainty take a whole new dimension in this light!

martedì 1 novembre 2016

Another urgent wake-up call… Before the Flood

Yet another strong wake-up call on the urgency of dealing with Climate Change now, with actions and not just good intentions… For those of you who have seen Jet Propulsion Theatre’s play Pale Blue Dot, this excellent documentary will confirm many of the important messages brought forward in this play. This documentary can be viewed on Youtube for free only until 5 November!