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ASTC on Air with Andrea Bandelli

On January 25, a new season of ASTC on Air kicked off with Andrea Bandelli, executive director of Science Gallery International and a participant in ASTC’s 2016 Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues on the meaning of “public engagement with science.”

Joined by members of the Science Gallery International staff, he discussed why and how science centers and museums need to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution—the fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between physical, digital, and biological spheres—and whether “public engagement” relates to activism, or doesn’t.

The team also shared insights from discussions with key decision-makers following their return from the recent World Economic Forum (January 17–20) in Davos, Switzerland, about the fundamental role of science and art to critique and advance people’s understanding of the world.

Dublin-based Science Gallery International is a university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with science and art, now planning sites that will open in London, Bangalore, Melbourne, and Venice.