Surface Tension: Solving Our Water Woes
Date & Time
Saturday, June 2, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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The U.S. premiere of Surface Tension: The Future of Water challenges viewers to rethink the most fundamental resource on Earth—water—through the lens of art, science and design. Join leading scientists as they build upon the provocative ideas of this striking interactive exhibit and share insights on solving the urgent issue of water scarcity. How do we provide clean water to the 780 million people worldwide living without it? How do we stretch our limited water resources? What are the innovative technologies poised to change the landscape of water?
SURFACE TENSION: THE FUTURE OF WATER was created by Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin and is made possible through the generous support of Culture Ireland, the Cordover Family Foundation and the University of Dublin Fund.
Femi OkeFemi Oke is an international broadcaster and a special correspondent for the syndicated national news radio show "The Takeaway" broadcast from WNYC Radio in New York. Femi became known around the world for her reporting on Africa after joining CNN International in 1999. She also hosted CNN's award-winning African affairs program "Inside Africa". Her work has been recognized by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Communications Agency, InterAction and the Peabody Awards Committee. As well as her national radio commitments on The Takeaway Femi also reports for UNICEF Radio and the BBC. More »
Ralph BorlandArtist, Designer, Technologist Ralph Borland is a South African artist, designer and technologist. With an undergraduate degree in fine art from the University of Cape Town, and a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University, he recently completed his PhD in the School of Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin. More »
Carey E. HidakaConsultant, Civil Engineer Carey Hidaka plays a leadership role in IBM's smarter water management initiative, drawing upon his years of experience as a consulting environmental engineer and registered Professional Engineer focused on water, wastewater, and water resource planning projects. In addition to his expertise in water management, he has over 25 years of information technology experience including wireless and sensor/actuator-based services/solutions and radio frequency identification (RFID). More »
Sebastien GouinChemist Sebastien Gouin is intellectual property and venture capital technical manager at Vestergaard Frandsen, working out of headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, but spends much of his time traveling to evaluate new innovative technologies being fostered in labs, startups, and university incubators across the world. More »
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