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Things that talk

The Secret Lives of Scientific Instruments

This is an astonishing exhibition. Centred on a single scientific object, Things that Talk offers the public the opportunity to discover its historical depth through new and playful forms of interaction

The object is revealed through the many turbulent stories - sometimes controversial, always surprising - that it has generated. Resulting from a collaboration between the EPFL Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology and the EPFL+ECAL Lab, Things that Talk does not look back at the origin of these scientific objects, but reveals their uses and consequences. The exhibition also links them to contemporary issues.

To be discovered from 14 April to 29 May, three objects for three successive exhibitions: the Dynamometer, the Globe of Mars, and the Crookes Tube.