Futuro Remoto 2016

Futuro Remoto reaches the 30th annual appointment: this event is entitled “Costruire” and will be hosted in Piazza Plebiscito, from 7th to 10th October.

It’s Piazza del Plebiscito the place where the “Villaggio della Scienza” will be set up, with 9 thematic islands, offering scientific phenomena, experiments and talks made by illustrious guests like Piero Angela, Samantha Cristoforetti, Giovanni Bignami, Silvia Bencivelli and many others.

Thematic Islands:

Corpo e Mente: Body and Mind (“Corpo e Mente”) are bonded with the concepts of Health and Welfare, and are at the center of attention in all advanced countries: that’s why they have the highest public investments, with major implications in terms of citizen life expectancy and life quality, and the scientific research in the biomedical field, to find new ways to focus on our body and mind. But much remains to be done to ensure a decent level of health and well-being to all the planet Earth inhabitants.


  • October 7th 10:00-22:00: Liliana Dalla Mora e Marina Melone: In-forma il Corpo e il Cervello, at Isola Laboratori Tematici (Laboratory) – The main objective of the activity is too provide an updated information support on healthy lifestyles. Children can play the “Fai con me” (Follow me) games: older games that stimulate the creativity, curiosity and dexterity. Adults can learn how to build simple toys made by everyday materials.
  • October 10th 10:00-14:00: Francesca M. Dovetto: Laboratorio scientifico di lettoscrittura: alla ricerca dei sensi, at Isola Laboratori Tematici (laboratory)

 Our interventions:

October 7-8th 10:00-22:00: Carmela Spagnuolo e Marina Melone: Mangioca con il Cervello (Scientific Demonstrations) – Interactive game, played like the “Snakes and Ladders” game, aimed at school-age children to address issues related to the welfare and healthy eating. Children will become real living pieces and each box will include an activity. October 7th 10:00-22:00: Carla Perrone Capano e Marianna Crispino: Sentire con le mani (Scientific Demonstrations) – Students can learn how to evaluate the properties of the touch sensory system and to detect, through experiments, how the tactile acuity varies greatly in different regions of our skin.- October 7th 13:30-14:30: Marina Melone: “Così è se vi pare”, at Cortile d’Onore di Palazzo Reale: a travel between reality and perceptions. October 8th 10:00-22:00: Chiara Scarpitti, Patrizia Ranzo e Marina Melone: Materialize your dreams! (Scientific Demonstrations + Laboratory) – a 3D printer and a brain-computer interface will allow, through a brain-machine interaction game, the materialization of a cloud-shaped object reworking the cerebral sequence of the visitor. October 10th 10:00-14:00: Francesca M. Dovetto e Marina Melone: La voce delle emozioni (Scientific Demonstrations) – The proposal, through an interactive station, will show a path of awareness on the different qualities of voice. Visitors can explore and experiment how the voice analysis allows the identification of speaker’s characteristics as well as to recognize his emotions and moods. Mare Nostrum: A space entirely dedicated to the promotion of the sea and its resources, in which will be carried out activities to help you understand the characteristics of the marine ecosystems. The projects for the preservation of the biodiversity and the sustainable promotion of marine environments will be the focus of practical experience. We will also show real examples of innovative activities in all major sectors of the Blue Economy, from aquaculture fisheries to the food processing industry, from shipbuilding to the services related to yachting, from facilities of coastal tourism to mining activities.


October 7-8th, 10:00-22:00: Valeria Costantino & Marina Melone, with the collaboration of Serenella Gagliardi It’s Just Water (Laboratory) Activities to show the main chemical characteristics of water and how to use them to extract active ingredients from natural sources. There will be a chemical laboratory and another one on the Mediterranean Sea and the recognition of water as a cultural incubator and means of knowledge transmission.

Il futuro del cibo: The food production and processing in relation to scientific and modern production techniques what will ensure a more efficient and sustainable quality.

[Smart city[(http://www.cittadellascienza.it/futuroremoto/2016/piazza/category/smart-city/): Area dedicated to the research, sustainable development, diffusion of ethical goods and services in the city of the future.

Industry 4.0: The future of factories and work, with the usage of new machines and technologies.

Comunico ergo sum: Instruction, communication, new community and digital divide seen in the technological and interactive communication era.

Orizzonti Mediterranei: Area dedicated to the research and development of the North African countries bordering the Mediterranean.

Terra: Environmental study and monitoring, with particular care towards alternative energies.

Odissea nello spazio: Academies, industries and cultural associations will show their research and the results about Universe study.