Fête de la Science 2017

Pangloss Labs and the City of Ferney-Voltaire organize in partnership the Science Fair in the Pays de Gex on Saturday 14 October 2017

 La Fête de la Science

Created in 1991 at the initiative of Hubert Curien, then Minister of Research, the “Fete de la Science”, which became a national event, aims to bring citizens closer to science.

Each year throughout France, hundreds of actors offer free workshops, conferences, screenings, exhibitions, open their laboratory, discover the cultural and scientific heritage of the territory. From biodiversity to mathematics to the sciences of the universe, but also from human and social sciences, this event aims to represent all scientific domains and to make the world of science free to the public.

Throughout France, the Science Fair takes place from 7 to 15 October 2017.

For this 26th edition, the 2,500 participating municipalities propose stands and animations around the theme “Ideas received and critical spirit”

The Fête de la Science in the Pays de Gex, Saturday 14 October

In partnership with the Ferney-Voltaire Mairie, Pangloss Labs is organising the Fête de la Science (Science Fair) in the Pays de Gex on Saturday 14th October.

This event will be an opportunity for young and old to meet innovation entrepreneurs from the Pays de Gex and to discover the innovation laboratories of Pangloss:

  • Mobility and Town Planning
  • Health/Wellness
  • Connected objects
  • Sustainable development
  • Culture and education

Around the theme “Critical spirit and received ideas”, the Fête de la Science in Ferney-Voltaire will be an opportunity to explore:

  • electric mobility with the Vega association
  • astronomy with Orion
  • creative laboratories with Addictlab design
  • the connected objects
  • the innovations of citizen democracy
  • and so many other discoveries …

A philosophical debate/conference will be organized at 5 pm, with Geneviève Brykman, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Paris Nanterre on the theme “Voltaire and received ideas”.

« The more the human being is enlightened, the more he will be free » – Voltaire

Pangloss Labs

Samedi 14 octobre de 9h à 18h

12 bis rue de Gex
Résidence Joseph Boisson
01210 Ferney Voltaire
Tel : 04 50 59 07 83

www.panglosslabs.org

Contacts : yves@panglosslabs.org, guillaume@panglosslabs.org

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Our community space now available in Ferney-Voltaire

We have just opened our space for innovation and creativity in Ferney-Voltaire. While we work to design a unique experience for our users, we are every day improving day our equipment, layout and decoration, to be ready in the coming weeks to welcome you. In addition to the tools and machines, we seek to live the values of our association in this new space. Take the opportunity to join us and help create your space!

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3D Printing in Geneva

Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.

Here’s the show from April 7th, 2015:

Here’s the usual set of links & videos from the show:

For more information about 3D printing, MAKE magazine is a great place to start:

To try 3D printing in Geneva, you can go to Post Tenebras Lab, the Geneva Hackerspace on any Tuesday night. It’s open to the public from 19h00 and they even have a communal meal. You might even see me there. We’ve just completed a major upgrade to our 3D printing capabilities and have 3 new printers including a Lulzbot TAZ 4 (a really big one!).

There’s the new Replik3D shop in Acacias. You’ll find their website here. Give them a call before you go to visit them as they are very new and sorting out their opening hours. Their website is in French but both Matthieu and Giovanni speak great English. They sell 3D printers, supplies and do printing services and more. You can even get a 3D scanned bobble head made of yourself in full colour!

You’ve also got Romain at Les Voisins coworking, and Sebastien at Onl’fait who both offer workshops and 3D printing services but you will need to speak French for these two.

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Reality in all its forms

Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.

Here’s the show from March 31st, 2015:

Here’s the usual set of links & videos from the show:

Virtual Reality

A Rollercoaster Simulator on the Oculus Rift

There’s an open source system for VR gaming

Augmented Reality

Google glass – not dead yet.

Navigation

LayAR

Mixed Reality

Microsoft Hololens

and you can even try for yourself with the iPad Ikea catalogue

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Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon

The New York Times reports on how surgeons are just learning to use new digital fabrication tools to create models, so that they can first practice delicate procedures:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/science/off-the-3-d-printer-practice-parts-for-the-surgeon.html

Where will the doctors (and engineers and educators and artists and architects…) of the future get their first experiences with such cutting edge tools and approaches?  Fablabs are an ideal training ground for students, and a great place for entrepreneurs to test their ideas.

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Changes in Autoentrepreneur formalities

autoentrepreneur

Lots of small autoentrepreneur changes came in on January 1st, with the most important one being that now you must have a separate bank account for your autoentrepreneur business.

Good news in that social charges have reduced, and a new requirement for using online tools for uploading your accounts if your turnover exceeds a certain threshold.

More details at the APCE web site in French./Droit d’auteur: / 123RF Banque d’images

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