Monday, 21 June 2010

About KASS

A better world through education and creativity

The objective of this page is to promote the creation of a large interactive Science space and an important Art space in Kochi (Kerala, India).

The goal of the Kochi Arts and Science Space (KASS) is to educate and foster creativity in its many forms. A place which would provide exposure to the complementary worlds of Art and Science and promote innovation. KASS will be a major pluridisciplinary Arts & Science culture hub.

The goal of the Science Space is to attract and introduce people to principles of science and technology. Its major aim is to generate a strong interest and attract bright young minds into the persuit of science, which is a must in the highly technological world in which we live and whose development is based on all branches of science. Its aim is also to generate awareness of ecological and societal issues. The Science Space will be an exciting interactive place where children and adults can explore the world of Science and Technology hands-on.

The Arts space is meant in a broad sense: painting, sculpture, photography, performing arts, design, architecture, fashion.... The Arts Space would be a modern art, design, fashion... museum and exhibition space which would showcase creations of the design of Indian and foreign designers and again provide exposure and educate people in various modern trends and stand against conformism. It would be an opportunity to present trends in ecofriendly and sustainable design. The performing arts space would feature traditional and innovative -"experimental"- music, dance and theater productions. A goal of the Arts Space would be the promotion of young upcoming talent in various artistic and design areas. As the Science space it would cater to young and old.

This combined and fusing space would feature a planetarium, and a pluri-disciplinary reference, information and selftraining library. It would have a center for performing arts featuring diversely configured auditoria/theaters, concert hall and iMAX cinema. These will complement the activities in the science & arts spaces.

An important role of KASS will be in its outreach, providing a place with supplemental material for schools during on site visits by groups of children and when possible organising "at school" exhibits. The Art Space would organise yearly art & design shows.

KASS will be Kerala's (and not only) unique arts and science fusion space and one of the largest pluri-disciplinary centres and conference venues presenting a diverse range of scientific, artisic and educational events. It aims to be a major cultural hub promoting education and creativity: India's future.

KASS will have a vigorous renewable exhibition policy and liaise with other art and science museums worldwide.

KASS would be housed in a modern building, designed by an internationally known architect, which would become an iconic Kochi landmark. The building should be symbolic of its science, arts and design content.

KASS setup: an independent non profit charitable society.

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Discover some of the many KASS features here
Check out the posts below & the facebook page, which present some examples of what KASS is about.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

KASS gallery

See these paintings and sculptures and more at KASS.

Sputnik and The Dawn of the Space Age

October 4, 1957 when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I.

Discover this, ISRO and all about the fascinating journey into space... at KASS

From ENIAC to iPAD

By today's standards the ENIAC, which became operational in 1946, was a grotesque monster. Its thirty separate units, plus power supply and forced-air cooling, weighed over thirty tons. Its 19,000 vacuum tubes, 1,500 relays, and hundreds of thousands of resistors, capacitors, and inductors consumed almost 200 kilowatts of electrical power.
and the iPAD:

The long (and fast?!) road from ENIAC to iPAD & other computer gadgets you take for granted. Join us at KASS to recall the path & discover the future.

Meet robot ASIMO

ASIMO: your tomorrow's friend?
Discover the world of robotics at KASS.

Ferro Art

Build your own ferrofluid art at the Science Space of KASS .... soon we hope

Young Artist Corner

Don't miss the young artist's corner....


Discover Manish & others at KASS

Andromeda at the Planetarium

See the sky, galaxies, planets ... at the KASS planetarium

Playing with atoms

Find out how one can arrange atoms ....
at Kass...

Monday, 5 April 2010

Falling magnets

Try this out at KASS & other stuff...

Dance, dance, dance...

Indian, Asian, Western, Classical, Modern.......


At Kass one day...

The Illusionarium

A Shigeo Fukuda illusion:

This and many others at KASS.....

Meet Meobius

Find this one sided object and other fancy objects at KASS...

Design Revolution

“The majority of the world’s designers focus all their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest 10% of the world’s customers. Nothing less than a revolution in design is needed to reach the other 90%.”
—Dr. Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises

So let KASS help it happen!!

The Rainbow and the airplane

Why is there a rainbow around the plane (photo out of plane window)?

Discover at KASS when it opens.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Photography Frenzy

Discover the frenzied world of photography:
At KASS when it opens!

The Concert Hall

Hear this:

and also this:

at KASS!

Architecture: UK @ Shanghai expo

The Uk pavillion at Shangai expo. A wooden structure pierced by 60,000 fibre-optic rods that each contain plant seeds at their tips. Supposed to expresses British creativity and environmental engagement.
More about this & many other things when KASS opens.

Dream with KASS about a Kerala pavillion for the next expo!!

Cataclysmic events in Chile

Over the last few years several cataclysmic events occurred in Chile .
The chaiten volcano erruption after almost 9500 years

Recently (27/02/2010) a major earthquake occured provoking major land movements. The epicentre was close to Concepcion. The resulting movements affected a vast region. This is a map of South America showing movement of up to 3 meters on the continent following Chilean earthquake in February. From University of Hawaii

More when KASS opens.