Fusion, Power to the People is the new traveling science exhibition from EUROfusion that blends art, science and technology into an unforgettable adventure, mixing physical and virtual realities that will appeal to visitors of all backgrounds and interests aged 15 and up.

Fusion, Power to the People is open daily from 10h – 19h and will run from Friday 8 October to Sunday 18 December.

Admission is free

Located at the historical Les Docks Village, 10 Pl. de la Joliette, 13002, Marseille, France.

Hosted by CEA

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies), technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.​

partners

SPONSORS

“We created this exhibition to be a fun and inspiring introduction to fusion energy. We ultimately want to engage the public in deciding fusion’s role in our energy future.”
Mohamed Belhorma
EUROfusion Outreach Officer in charge of Fusion, Power to the People

Unlocking knowledge

As part of this unique experience, visitors are enlisted to recover suppressed knowledge via clues and challenges spread throughout the exhibition space.

The story unfolds into three parts through which visitors discover the scientific principles behind fusion, experience fusion research for themselves, and explore different possible futures.

PART 1 – Radiant Matter

A benevolent AI entity from the future needs your help! Open augmented-reality portals to recover missing information “artefacts” and solve a puzzle, learning the fundamentals of fusion in the process.

PART 2 – Power to the People

Take your place in the control room of a fusion research facility and embark on a treasure hunt to solve interactive puzzles – unlocking knowledge about the most daunting project humanity has ever attempted: making fusion a source of energy on earth.

PART 3 – Escape the Strange Loop

Humanity’s future is now in your hands as you travel through three decision loops, making decisions that will lead to one of many future scenarios for our planet.

Star Trail participatory, post-visit activity

The exhibition was only the start! Put your views to the test by listening to differing opinions from an ever-growing roster of experts on a broad list of topics. Share your thoughts and questions about fusion’s potential as a future energy source.

Contemporary Art Exhibit

Six artists invite visitors to explore aspects of fusion’s past, present and futures.

“We want to show all sides of fusion – its promise but also its many challenges and questions – and attract different viewpoints about fusion energy and what it could become.”
Mohamed Belhorma
EUROfusion Outreach Officer in charge of Fusion, Power to the People

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Meet The Team

Mohamed Belhorma

EXHIBITION MANAGER

Mohamed Belhorma is in charge of outreach for EUROfusion. He creates exhibition and outreach content around physics and future energy issues as well as solutions for the planet. He holds an M.A. in Art History’s curatorial studies and an M.A. in science museology.

Mohamed’s work has focused on the practical aspects of designing science communication content. His current project uses interaction design solutions to help reduce the impact of socio-cultural barriers. His goal is to build adds-on to change the “museum islands” into platforms.

Sidonie Lenoble

Directrice Artistique, scénographe et Architecte d’intérieur

Sidonie Lenoble is an artistic director, exhibition space designer and interior design architect from Paris.

She has been working in the field of museography for more than 20 years in many prestigious projects around the globe.

For “Power to the People”, Sidonie has been heading the comple design process of the exhibition space, from creating the initial concept to setting last touches to the design.

Julian Weaver

INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR - FINETUNED.ORG

Julian Weaver is a creative technologist and curator. He is director of Finetuned; a company focusing on interdisciplinary research and curated projects. Finetuned provides consultative and technical services to artists, galleries, universities and industry.

Julian has worked cross-sector in the arts and cultural sector since the early 1990s. With a background in fine art and composition (music), he was an early adopter of web and interactive media technologies. Working at the cutting edge of technology led him to lecturing posts before freelancing for a number of award-winning companies.

PLUK STUDIO

BRANDING, DESIGN & MARKETING

PLUK is a branding & creative studio based in Brighton, England, led by two experienced and ambitious designers.

We regard truth as the most valuable tool for the creative process and a willingness to engage with it through discovery and understanding as part of a creative environment, collaboration and an inclusive environment provides the best outcome.

Creative work is about uplifting brands and energising its people to deliver positive change. This is what drives us.

M. Darusha Wehm

AUTHOR

M. Darusha Wehm is the Nebula Award-nominated and Sir Julius Vogel Award winning author of the interactive fiction game The Martian Job, as well as the science fiction novels Beautiful Red, Children of Arkadia, The Voyage of the White Cloud, and the Andersson Dexter cyberpunk detective series.

Their mainstream books include the Devi Jones’ Locker YA series and the humorous coming-of-age novel The Home for Wayward Parrots. Darusha’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in many venues, including Terraform and Nature.

Originally from Canada, Darusha lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending several years sailing the Pacific.

Jan Schölzel

Videographer

Photographer and true “science nerd”, Jan eagerly immersed himself in fusion energy research and technology. He has worked with renowned science institutes before, from the Max Planck Institute in Hannover to the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, and also created an exhibition with the European XFEL in Hamburg. However, he claims that “working with EUROfusion on the Fusion Expo was a next level chance”, since he is so enthusiastic about bringing the possibilities of fusion energy closer to people.

Jan is currently working on a photography book about fusion energy which will be released in May 2022.

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

‘ESCAPING THE STRANGE LOOP’ CREATORS

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) developed the prototype for the “Escape the Strange Loop” part of the exhibition.

To this end, a passionate team of designers (headed by Raffaela Rovida, Monika Seyfried and Annelie Berner) translated scientific data into futuristic scenarios.

FAQ

How long will the exhibition be in each venue?​

The exhibition will be rented to the venues for about 3 months at a time.

What do I need to play the game?​

You need a smart device (a smartphone or a pad) and an email address.

How do I get the app?​

You go the web portal (insert link) and put in your personal information and email address. Then you will get an email with further instructions.

How do I access the web portal?​

You can access the web portal here: *Insert link*

Are there any covid restrictions I need to know about?​

The exhibition adheres to restrictions and regulations in each country. The venues might add restrictions if they feel it’s necessary.

Is the app free?​

Yes. The app is free of charge.

How long will the exhibition be in each venue?​

The exhibition will be rented to the venues for about 3 months at a time.

What do I need to play the game?​

You need a smart device (a smartphone or a pad) and an email address.

How do I get the app?​

You go the web portal (insert link) and put in your personal information and email address. Then you will get an email with further instructions.

How do I access the web portal?​

You can access the web portal here: *Insert link*

Are there any covid restrictions I need to know about?​

The exhibition adheres to restrictions and regulations in each country. The venues might add restrictions if they feel it’s necessary.

Is the app free?​

Yes. The app is free of charge.

For more information and general enquiries contact

fusion.expo@euro-fusion.org

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This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 and 2019-2020 under grant agreement No 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission.