In 2019, the Manchester International Festival teamed with the Science and Industry Museum to present Atmospheric Memory. This breath-taking immersive art installation took inspiration from computing pioneer Charles Babbage. Babbage proposed that the air is a ‘vast library’ holding every word ever spoken. Poignant, funny and scary, the installation wowed audiences of all ages.
This series of activities was produced for local schools to explore science and art in advance of their visit to the installation. To see some of their work, inspired by the activities, visit the Atmospheric Memory learning site.