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Science Museum’s India Lates Marks 75 Years of Independence

Get involved in a group art project, consider decolonizing computer games, and discover a work of art you see with your eyes closed at the Science Museum’s India Lates…

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Seventy-five years have passed since India’s independence, and to mark the anniversary, the Science Museum is hosting India Lates, an evening celebrating the science, technology, art and innovation of the southern powerhouse. Asian and its diaspora.

Taking place on Wednesday August 31, India Lates is a child-free, after-hours party featuring musicians, DJs and performances alongside Q&As with experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, authors, and a stack of workshops, spanning the breadth of literary and scientific innovation.

This includes Amish Tripathi, author of the Shiva trilogy, who will be joined by Lucy Hounsom, author of the fantasy bestseller Sistersong, to discuss how the legends of India and the UK are told through a modern lens. and explore their impact on contemporary literature. .

You can also meet the team behind Dreamachine – an eye-opening work of art, if you can fathom that.

The immersive experience is said to create illusions, kaleidoscopic patterns and explosions of color behind your closed eye, and was created by a cast of scientists, philosophers and Grammy-winning musician Jon Hopkins.

You can also take part in a mass participation artwork with artist Chila Kumari Burman, whose neon installation has been installed on Millbank as Tate Britain’s 2021 Winter Commission.

There are also talks about cancer academia, as well as how to decolonize video games, new British Asian music, museum tours and of course, a pub quiz.

Admission is free but paid, and events scheduled in the evening are paid for free.

India Lates is Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7 2DD

Website: sciencemuseum.org.uk

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