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What if I told you that you can take a selfie at a “butt-activated” selfie booth? Would you go for it? If you answer yes, then you should really pop in the ArtScience Museum for a visit.

From 10th (Wednesday) to 14th (Sunday) December, the museum will hold a festival called Living Leonardos, where we celebrate the life of Leonardo da Vinci. To commemorate its latest exhibition, Da Vinci: Shaping the Future, several workshops will be organised to give participants an opportunity to try their hands at digital doodling, 3D printing and codex hacking — for free.

Image Credit: ArtScience Museum

The workshops include:

· Digital doodling and 3D printing by Simplifi3D
· Codex Hacking by David Liew
· Fabric Hacking by Agatha Lee & Leon Lim
· Mobile Holographic Display by Jason Loo
· Silkscreen/batik circuits by Cherlyn Mak

There’s a Chinese saying that goes,”As we live and grow old, we should never stop learning.” These activities are both an art and a science. It’s always beneficial to pick up new skills, so if you’re always striving to be better, now might be a good time to learn the value of the arts. These various programmes allow us to analyse the enduring effect and complex levels of Da Vinci’s works in our everyday life.

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Image Credit: ArtScience Museum

Here’s the full programme list:

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
MAKER, a documentary on the maker movement, 7.30pm – 9pm

Thursday, 11 December 2014
Workshops: 1pm – 7pm (6pm for last participation) at Level 4
ArtScience Late, undo, 7pm – 10pm (Expression Gallery)

Friday, 12 December 2014
Workshops: 1pm – 7pm (6pm for last participation) at Level 4

Saturday, 13 December 2014
Workshops: 1pm – 7pm (6pm for last participation) at Level 4
Hands on Lenses, facilitated by Isabelle Desjeux, Level 3, An Ocean of Possibilities exhibition, 3pm – 5pm

Sunday, 14 December 2014
Workshops: 1pm – 7pm (6pm for last participation)

Sunday Showcase, 1pm – 7pm: Singapore Maker Festival highlights

Image Credit: Leonardo in Ambrosiana

To spice things up, a display of winning works from the Singapore Maker Festival’s Make-a-thon challenge will be making their debut at the ArtScience Museum. These art pieces were created based on Leonardo da Vinci’s seven principles: Curiosita, Dimonstrazione, Sensazione, Sfumato, Arte/Scienza, Corporalita and Connesione.

The festival will feature various guest projects such as the Synesthethe’s Music Box & Circle of Light. Created by Art Makes Us Collective, it allows visitors to play and interact with the colour blocks to create sounds. Other guest makers include: Edmund Wee (Invisible Stickers), Benjamin Tang (Home Made Science: DIY microscope, Sound Kit, Lissajous figures), and Saad Chinoy & Michelle Lye (DIY Selfie Printer booth).

It looks like we’re off to a good start. This marks the first ever Singapore Maker Festival, an event that honours the talents of local makers. It’s a must-visit for Da Vinci fans. If you’re scratching your head about what to do during the upcoming weekend, consider making a trip down the ArtScience Museum. You can find out more about the event here.

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