We're currently working hard on Between the Sheets in which we trace the final weeks of George Boole's life over a series of walks through Cork and its environs. On the 150th anniversary weekend, the walks follow his final journey and aim to correct certain misapprehensions that have become common knowledge.
You'd be forgiven if you've not heard of Boole or don't know much about him: in the mid-nineteenth century, Boole invented a Calculus of Logic which provided pathways for mathematicians and engineers to develop abstractions leading to the design of the first computer. He's often referred to as the Grandfather of Computing but it's probably more accurate to suggest his work as the DNA of Computing.
However, Between the Sheets leaves the complexities of Boole's work to the mathematicians and focuses on the life of his family and friends to uncover the events leading to his death.
The walks take place on the 6th-8th December 2014 in Cork, Ireland.
Booking is now open at Eventbrite
In the Wild
The Kola Superdeep Borehole featured in our Not for Human Consumption exhibition has been the object of further artistic interest recently;
Sonic Acts have been working up in the Barents Region on the Dark Ecology conference in Kirkenes, Norway.
Lotte Geeven's Sound of the Earth project which focuses on the KTB borehole on the German/Czech border stemmed from her interest in Kola.