Royal Society hosted a talk about “Interfaces between science and society, particles and light“, opened by the Editor in Chief of the Nature magazine Dr Philip Campbell and with talks from two top physicians, Professor Pedro Miguel Echenique and Sir John Pendry. The first one, researcher in the domain of particles theory and the later a theorist in photonics. Among the presentations of their work, both of them touched the society topic – how the results and findings from their work and science finds practical application in industry and therefore have impact on people’s life, economy and society.
How would you transform agent of death to agent of life?
Pedro Rayes certainly knows how to do that. He was offered by the Mexican government 6700 confiscated illegal weapons, destroyed to render unusable, to create something – art, sculptures, robotic installation, statement and message to his countrymen and the rest of the world that these materials used to create those weapons, could’ve been used for something more useful to humanity – something that celebrates life, not destroys it. Somewhat utopian ideal for the current world, but seriously powerful statement to follow.
I’m writing this review while watching the “Modern Art Gallery” channel on Redux TV, curated by editor named Kira. I’m sure there are other and older reviews about this app (and website), founded 2010 and available as app probably since the launch of the Google TV platform, but I just started to use it a lot more and wanted to give you my angle.