Copernicus Festival 2024 – Machine

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Sunday, May 26, 2024

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Sunday, May 26, 2024

Imagination, information, space - the main themes of last years’ editions clearly show what kind of event you can expect. It explores both the surrounding reality, and lets you look deeper into yourself. The Copernicus Festival inspires experts dealing with culture and science to talk, bringing their environments together. This year, the six days will focus on Machine. And while such a theme suggests a reflection on the development of technology, the machine metaphor can also apply to humans, to the brain, to society...

Festival guests such as Lars Chittka, a zoologist who studies cognitive processes in animals, Thomas Plummer, an anthropologist specialising in the study of the oldest tools used by our ancestors, Dominika Dudek, an expert in treating depression and bipolar disorder, and Piotr Durka, a pioneer in brain-computer interface research, will attempt to answer questions about the relationship between humans and machines, algorithms and artificial intelligence. The 'Confrontations' programme will delve into the mysteries of the universe with Marek Kus and Karol Życzkowski, we will talk about cells and their functional similarity to machines with Łukasz Opaliński and Mariusz Gogol, we will search for life in space with Marcin Gawroński and Anna Łosiak, while Jan K. Argasiński and Katarzyna Jasko will present visions of the development of artificial intelligence. We are looking forward to exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, the 'Breakfast of Champions' series, in which prominent academics and cultural personalities talk about their passions, as well as the Smart Book of the Year competition gala. It is going to be interesting!

„Karnet” 5/2024

Full program at the link:


Museum of Engineering and Technology

ul. św. Wawrzyńca 15

The museum is located in Kraków’s oldest depot of horse-drawn and electric trams, built late in the 19th and early in the 20th centuries. The perfectly preserved complex of buildings on Św. Wawrzyńca Street provides an opportunity to follow the development of municipal transport in Kraków from the introduction of horse-drawn trams in 1882, via electric trams, to the buses that entered the streets in the 1920s.
Futuronauci is a multimedia educational exhibition during which visitors explore the elements of a space vehicle and learn the key issues of modern engineering and the future of science. This experience has it also to encourage young people to reflect on their own capabilities and talents.

The museum is also an organiser of workshops, and events focused on science and technology, and the operator of the open-air Garden of Experiences in the Park of Polish Aviators.

Tickets: normal PLN 35/28, children (3–6 years old) PLN 10, family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adul and 3 children) PLN 95

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