Nanoyou: Nanotechnology education resources Thu, 05 May 2016 01:23:06 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Friday, 27 November 2009 10:20 - NANOYOU picture contest The Nanoyou picture contest “My intelligent environment” ran from December 7th, 2009 till July 1st, 2010 and was open to people aged 16-25. Youngsters were invited to portrait how nanotechnologies are becoming part of our lives and to discuss which could be the possible benefits and risks. All pictures had to be documented by means of a dedicated form.

 You can view all the pictures that participated in the picture gallery.



Winners of the picture contest

 The jury has selected 3 winners amongst the total of 67 pictures that participated in the contest.

 The selection was done according to the following criteria:

  • The relevance with which the theme was addressed, the originality and the lucidity of the mise-en-scène of the intelligent environment
  • The consideration of scientific and technological trends
  • The consideration of ethical, social and legal risks and opportunities  associated with the use of intelligent environments and which influence daily life directly
  • The artistic and creative quality


The first prize (500 euros) has been awarded to “A dog and its chip” by Cytronne (France)

Title: A dog and its chip…
Keywords: RFID chip
Location: Belledone (French Alps)
Visible/invisible: A litte chip, a smart card…
Advantages: Traceability. In case you loose your dog or if it gets stolen… Not at all cumbersome ...
Risks: Traceability. A smart chip on a living being which permits to track its trail, with all the excesses that may lead to ...
Ctrl/Esc: It is us, human being, that "chip" our animals! But is also an obligation…


The second prize (250 euros) has been awarded to “Blooming nanoTech” by Mey (Romania)

Title: Blooming nanoTech
Keywords: music pixels nano
Location: Cismigiu Parc, Bucuresti, Romania
Date: 2001-03-20
Visible/invisible: the iPod in the wild/the hard work and delicate pieces that went into the building process of such a nano music player
Advantages: Nature embracing technology, with nanotech nature has room to expand. Less materials, smaller devices and greener tech, can really make an impact.
Risks: We must not forget that nanotechnology is still not 100% green. Nature cannot biodegradate man-made items. It is also quite expensive and not anyone can afford it.
Ctrl/Esc: People can control the music and videos played on the iPod or they could just be carried away on the wings of natures own music and color.


And the third prize (150 euros) has been awarded to Liutic (Italy).

Title: Tech's Risks
Keywords: risks, food, GMOs, tech polllution, ethics, accountability
Location: During the meal
Visible/invisible: The picture shows that what we eat is not what we believe to eat. Thus, the plate with electrical cables are being confused with a plate of spaghetti, a glass of ...
Advantages: Endless benefits that technology offers us today. That would our life be without technology?
Risks: Only one: the risk to pass ethical limits. The risk to not longer understand the boundaries between human and technological, which often meet, but are not identical.
Ctrl/Esc: Ctrl: all the technology must be created, managed and used according to the basic principles of ethics . Esc: escaping is not possible, the responsibility is ours, of each individual.


You can read all the details on the participation in the rules below (pdf).

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Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:20:44 +0100
Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00 - NANOYOU Video Contest

On the 5-6 December 2009 six teams of youngsters took part in the NANOYOU video contest and spent a weekend working on the production of short videos on `Living a 2.0 city´. Now you can watch the finalist videos and enjoy the results of that creative weekend!




Participants worked day and night to transform their innovative storyboards into 3 minute videos on ‘Living a 2.0 city’. The youngsters were challenged to participate with interactive experiments, providing real-life experience with sensors and chips: `What does it feel like to be tracked in real time?´ `What does it feel like to interact with a computer, using a motion pod instead of a mouse?´

The group was very diverse, with participants coming from different backgrounds such as design, engineering, art history, communication or video technique, and a multidisciplinary jury with engineers, a social scientist specializing in story boarding techniques, an architect, a science educator, a decorative arts teacher and an interaction designer.

At the end of the weekend four videos were nominated and their creators were invited to present their videos at the NANOYOU public debate which took place at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris, on April 8, 2010.  "Nadim et Suzanne" by Sophie Bessette, Louise Dubois and Aurélie Ponsin was voted by the audience as the winner of the contest.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0100
Thursday, 19 November 2009 00:00 - ENSAG video contest  

In the context of NANOYOU, students from ENSAG (École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble) took part in the workshop "Big Scale, Small Objects", where they produced videos on the theme of the communication networks in the city. You can watch them now online!




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Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0100
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00 - ENSAD design contest Within the context of NANOYOU, students from ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) in Paris, participated in the workshop "Communicating Objects" where they made proposals to apply nanotechnologies in objects of our day to day life. Have a look at their creative proposals below!



Habiter la lumière – Living Light by Lise Labdant and Karouna Chanyudhakorn  
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This project deploys an existing translucent type of concrete, which would be impregnated with nanoparticles. The nanoparticles would allow the concrete to adapt to the climate, saving energy by using natural resources such as the sun to save on lighting and heating.


This is a project on cutlery which is programmable to the specific needs of his / her user (s) to fight against allergies, nutrition deficiencies, overweight, etc.


The smart plaster is a functional system using nanotechnology which performs tests on blood samples that are essential to medical diagnostics. The advantage is its simple graphical display that stands out from the usual blood test reports. It provides an overall, clear and fast report, on a device which is attached to the patient. Test results can therefore not be confused amongst patients.


This is a project on an index for the environmental impact of the import of fruit: the fruit Miles Index. The information needed to create this index would be gathered through RFID technology. The latter would be integrated in the crates used to transport the fruit from the producers to the selling place.


I horny
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i-Horny is a lollypop that promotes romantic encounters, based on genetic and physiological compliance and opposition. The lollipop changes color according to these criteria. The game is to find someone with a complementary color.

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Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0100
Thursday, 15 October 2009 11:37 - Time for Nano The Time for Nano Project aims at engaging the general public, with a special attention to young people, on benefits and risks related to nanoscale research, engineering and technology, through specific informal education products.

Science centers in Italy, UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Finland, Portugal, Poland and Turkey will organize “Nanodays”, events with demonstrations, experiments, games, meetings and discussions about nanotechnology.

Students from high schools can participate in the Time for Nano video contest, a competition to produce the most creative, scientifically sound, though provoking video on the dilemmas posed by nanotechnology.

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:37:29 +0100