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Weatherbots Symposium

DATE 2 February 2021
VENUE Online
WEBSITE www.hopeitrains.ie/index.php/ga/clar/weatherbots/faoi-weatherbots
POSTPONED

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Rescheduled dates for the event will be announced as soon as possible.

Weatherbots are functional artworks powered by the weather. Exploring the artistic possibilities of renewable energy generation, and using the weather as a material, they spark us to realise the potential of decarbonised and decentralised energy production.

Belfast artist-inventor-plumber Paddy Bloomer, whose practice involves exploiting unusual power sources and technologies, creates a water-borne experimental weather-control station, and a collaboration with NUI Galway’s College of Engineering & Informatics proposes a solution to the cold as a barrier to outdoor activities.

The project commenced in 2018 with a Weatherbots Inventor Camp for teens, artists and engineers, and will culminate in a public symposium on art, community and renewable energy.