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August 9 - August 14
You are cordially invited to the exhibition of sketches, illustrations, panels and pages of our upcoming graphic novel, The Light Keys. This work in progress will take you through the history of cryptography- from Ancient Sparta, Islamic Golden Age and the World War II Resistance movements to the present- cryptography powered by quantum technologies (quantum=particle, the smallest building unit of our world).
This collaboration between artist/historian Milica Prokic and the University of Bristol Quantum Engineering and Technology Labs is all about bringing the quantum matters closer to everyone. The exhibition will be coupled with the informal Q&A sessions with quantum researchers including UoB’s John Rarity, professor at the QETLabs, about quantum mechanics; what it is and what it does.
‘We are a part of that nature that we seek to understand’, said Niels Bohr. We all, at the same time, build our world and our understanding of the world. This includes the scientists, the wider public and the industries, for better or worse.
Our world is about to be revolutionised by quantum technology. Quantum theory, often described as ‘strange’, ‘spooky’ or ‘counter-intuitive’ is quickly finding its applications. It is now put to work in the fields of communication and cryptography- which has a profound impact on our world and our lives. Now, the problem is that these ‘spooky’ matters are most precisely expressed through mathematics- ‘the language of physics’- many of us aren’t exactly fluent in.
Art, on the other hand, is more universally understood, so we need the conversation between quantum researchers, artists, and most importantly, the wider public. And this is exactly what we want from this exhibition. We partnered with the local community: the young people from Knowle West Media, the North Bristol Community, the 55+s from the Beehive, and the Hamilton House, who joined this conversation. Some of them even helped us out with some sketches, which we will be also delighted to display.
If you are into comics, graphic novels, collaborative art, community, quantum physics, optics, cyphers or history, come by and say hello, have a chat, or have a look at our artworks, 9-14 of August at the Hamilton House gallery.
There also will be an opening night on the 10th of August starting at 7:30 PM!