Louis Buckley

Science Holiday

Would it be possible to stop science for a year?
This project is inspired by a political campaign from the 1920s and 30s called ‘Science Holiday’. Concerned about the social and ethical implications of many scientific discoveries, the Science Holiday movement called for all scientific research to stop for a period of 10 years, thereby giving society enough time to catch up with the relentless speed of scientific advances.
This project attempts to bring the Science Holiday campaign up-to-date in order to examine our current attitudes towards science and our perceptions of techno-scientific progress. Using campaign posters, leaflets, badges and other promotional materials, I attempted to sell the idea of a one-year Science Holiday to visitors at the Natural History Museum's 'Science Uncovered' event in September 2012.

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