Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mind Museum Presents The Apocalypse Project Imagined Futures

Here's an interesting exhibit that's set to open tomorrow, April 25 at The Mind Museum:



The Apocalypse Project Imagined Futures is a speculative design exhibition that explores possible lifestyles as climate change continues to affect the planet. It aims to empower the public to embrace climate change as a personal challenge through the following exhibit areas: 
  • T.E.M.P.S (The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store) presents: The Smell Bar of Vanishing Scents – a hypothetical perfumery set in the future that makes scents out of things that are disappearing as we know it in the present. Get to smell the ozonic freshness of coasts, which may be swallowed up due to rising sea levels! 
  • Climate Change Couture: Volume 2, Manilahighlights potential climate scenarios through  fashion design. Check out how the Barong Tagalog can adapt to the fickle city weather! Or how about a terno that can double as a floatation device during floods?
  • The Fadelist: Tracks of Endangered Sounds - showcases sounds that are disappearing because of climate change. Listen to the sounds of a koala bear... being drowned by the sounds of carbon-emitting vehicles
  • The Climatoscope: Futurescapes of Planet Earthbrings back the iconic Viewmaster from decades ago and allows guests to play with the nostalgic toy, this time with environmental images about Planet Earth.
  • The Planetary Poetry Boardis an interactive activity where guests are invited to create their own spontaneous poem. Roll the dice, land on the prompt, and write the first thing that comes to mind. So, what would you like to tell a blade of grass? 

The exhibit, first launched in 2013 at ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, is the first solo exhibition by artist and scientist, Catherine Sarah Young in close collaboration with The Mind Museum’s Curator, Maria Isabel Garcia.  As an artist, scientist, designer, explorer, and writer, Catherine’s work combines the arts and the sciences to create stories, objects, and experiences that facilitate wonder and human connection. The exhibition tackles specific questions: What are disappearing because of climate change? How do we adapt? How can we train ourselves to think deeper about the future of the planet? 

Climate change is inevitable. It's already happening! So while we continue to spread the word and convert the public to live a greener lifestyle, it's also a must that we prepare for the future that climate change brings. This exhibit gives us a chance to imagine what it would be like. I think that this will be a cool exhibit to check out. The first exhibit I checked out at The Mind Museum was Da Vinci Exhibit during my first ever visit at the museum and I found that truly educational so I want to drop by Mind Museum again for this exhibit.

This exhibit will definitely be enlightening as the title connotes. Did you guys know that "Apocalypse" contrary to popular belief that it means end-of-the-world, the word actually means "disclosure" or "lifting of the veil" in its Greek origin?

If you're free tomorrow, you can check out The Apocalypse Project on opening day. Kids and adults alike can learn a lot from this! After all, saving the planet isn't a job for just one man. It should be a joint effort by all mankind.

Join them for a special MISSION APOCALYPSE activity. Participate in the scavenger hunt mission throughout the museum's exhibits and if you're part of the first 500 participants to complete all tasks of the mission, you'll get an Apocalypse Badge as Commander of the Apocalypse, defender of the future. 


All Day Pass tickets to The Mind Museum are on sale for only P450 until May 31, 2014. It's open
Tuesdays – Sundays, from 9am-6pm, with extended hours on Saturdays until 9pm. 

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