Cinema and theatre
iCRAG is eager to engage in debate with the public on the major geoscience issues of our time: energy, resources, water.
This movie screening and Q+A public debate took place in the Irish Film Institute in November 2015. Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we're gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorro. This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding. Finally, Switch is about changing the way we use energy, to realise the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency. Attended by over 200 people, the event was a stimulating night of discussion and debate.
iCRAG researchers advised Rough Magic's production of Melt, a play that brings audiences to the Antarctic, exploring themes of love, interpersonal relationships and scientific journeys. Following the October 2017 showing, Dr Steve McCarron and Dr Fergus McAuliffe were joined by the writer, director and cast of the show on-stage for a post-show discussion covering climate change, theatre and science communication. Listen back to iCRAG's Dr Steve McCarron interview on the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk here and read the Irish Times review of Melt here.
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