By Percy Chen, Junior Project Manager Art-Science
On August 15, in collaboration with Blockchain Centre Shanghai, swissnex China presented its 8th edition of Café des Sciences Lecture on the topics of Quarks and design. The main speaker Laura Couto Rosado, a Swiss artist and designer, delved deep into her experience working alongside experimental machines as well as quantum machinists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Through these intimate exposures, Laura drew inspirations and created ways to visualize abstract quantum data — she infused such data with porcelain cups to create a materialization of the unknown.
In the second part of the lecture, guest speakers Edward Liao (Lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Design, China Academy of Art / Head of Design Subjects, AIVA) and Sarah Shen (Product Manager, 3Design Software Solution) joined in with Laura Rosado for a roundtable discussion. The session was moderated by Yawen Xu, Director of Blockchain Centre Shanghai. Many audiences presented various thoughtful questions concerning technology and its application with future generations in daily life as well as in workspace. Each speakers presented his or her opinion and provided constructive examples such as automatic driving cars, jewelry crafting technologies, and so on. The lecture ended on a high note with Laura Rosado sharing her future visions for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Finally, after the event, audiences from diverse professional background engaged in further discussions with the speakers and enjoyed the evening.
Once again, we would like to thank Blockchain Centre, the speakers, as well as all the attendances. Stay tuned for our next event!
Café des Sciences is a new format at swissnex China offering a monthly platform for Swiss Spotlight Scientists and Startups to present their projects and engage with the local community. The lectures are followed by a networking reception and scheduled to take place every third Thursday each month at swissnex China or our partner spaces.