Science Fiction Exhibition Coming to London Science Museum


The Science Museum in London will host a really thrilling Science Fiction exhibition in precisely a month’s time! Welcome to Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge.

Science Museum Exhibition

Through over 70 objects guests will uncover fascinating connections between important scientific improvements and celebrated science fiction works, introduced collectively within the UK for the primary time.

The immersive expertise will likely be impressed by an alien spaceship and can function an AI information. Touch down on an unexplored world and gaze over planet Earth.

The immersive expertise, that includes a specially-developed alien language, is designed by the award-winning artistic studio, Framestore, and curated by the Science Museum Group. 

Apollo 17 A7LB Lunar Extravehicular Mobility Unit Space Suit

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Science Fiction uncovers fascinating connections between important scientific improvements and celebrated science fiction works via over 70 objects, introduced collectively within the UK for the primary time. On show within the exhibition will likely be basic literature that imagined and impressed new understandings of the world round us, unimaginable set-pieces and props from iconic movies and TV that envisioned new types of life and different worlds – from a screen-used Lieutenant Uhura costume from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, to the Dalek from Doctor Who and a Darth Vader helmet created for Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – and up to date artworks from throughout the globe that discover various futures for humanity. 

Prosthetic Hand Powered by Carbon Dioxide

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Sir Ian Blatchford, Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group, stated:

‘Science fiction invites us all to be explorers, venturing across time and space while reflecting on the deepest existential question there is – what makes us human? Our ambitious exhibition is unlike any other and I cannot wait for visitors to join us on this immersive and interactive journey through the extraordinary worlds of science fiction and scientific discovery.’

Dr Glyn Morgan, Lead Curator for the exhibition, stated:

‘Science fiction offers us the chance to observe our own planet and consider our impact upon it. Visitors will see bright futures the genre has imagined and be confronted by some of the biggest threats to our existence – climate change, ecological devastation and nuclear war – as we invite them to consider how often-dystopian imaginings could give us the intellectual and emotional tools to imagine and create more utopian futures.’

Once contained in the exhibition guests will discover the huge Exploration Deck of the spaceship, stuffed with iconic objects that the AI Guide has recognized from science and science fiction that delve into our human drive to journey past our world.

In the ship’s Bio Lab guests will study what it means to be human with objects that discover how science fiction imagines the evolution and replication of the human kind via the depiction of cyborgs, AI and gene modifying.

Reactive Robotic Head

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Visitors will get to see titans of science fiction cinema from Frankenstein’s monster and Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet to Darth Vader’s helmet created for Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and Iron Man’s iconic armour.

The Bio Lab may also discover how scientists have been impressed by the technological potentialities introduced in science fiction, with unimaginable improvements together with prosthetic arms developed by Open Bionics, the smallest ever pacemaker – the Medtronic Micra – and the DxtER medical diagnostic unit, winner of the XPrize, impressed by the medical tricorder used within the Star Trek franchise. 

Visitors will then participate in an away mission, utilizing a wormhole jumpgate to go to one other world. Arriving on the planet, they’ll enter a wierd subterranean world the place they’ll encounter a ravishing swarm of bioluminescent creatures who work together via the clever communication of a collective hive thoughts, impressed by totally different depictions of aliens throughout science fiction. 

Back on the Visualisation Deck guests will likely be prompted to consider how science fiction displays up to date issues and challenges. On show will likely be artworks together with Passing Spring on the Ancient Dock by artist Yao Lu, a photocollage that originally seems to be within the fashion of a conventional Chinese panorama portray, with motifs of pure magnificence, that on nearer inspection is a panorama stuffed with waste and trendy building websites.

Maria Robot

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Visitors may also see a poignant metallic urn from Hiroshima, distorted by the warmth of an atomic blast, displayed alongside a poster from the unique Godzilla, highlighting how the event of nuclear weapons formed post-war anxieties.

Visitors will encounter objects from movies that discover local weather change, from a society depleted by water shortage portrayed in Kenyan movie Pumzi, to rising floodwaters engulfing Manhattan within the novel New York 2140, and the meals shortages and poverty illustrated within the graphic novel model of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower.

Both science and science fiction additionally supply hope that we might overcome or mitigate world challenges and guests will see a brief movie that includes scientists and futurists inspecting the significance of creativity to find options to the grave threats we face.  

Visitors will finish their journey overlooking Earth via an enormous window from the Observation Deck. Few have savoured this distinctive view from house and this extraordinary vista will present guests with a second to replicate on our place within the universe and the boundless creativity and creativeness that exists on the blue planet we name residence.

The exhibition is curated by the Science Museum and designed by Framestore, the BAFTA and Academy Award profitable artistic studio. Science Fiction is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation (Major Funder) and Bridget and David Jacob (Supporters).

Visitors to the Science Fiction Exhibition can depart on their journey of discovery from 6 October 2022 to May the Fourth 2023. Tickets are £20 for adults, £19 for seniors, £18 for concessions, £10 for varsity teams, and ages 7 and below go free, alongside reductions for households and teams of 6+.

For additional data or to e-book tickets for Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination, please go to sciencemuseum.org.uk/science-fiction. 

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