Linking science and performing arts in a radio program

A group of UPC faculty members, including the director of IDEAI, will participate in a radio program called 'Això és un drama' (This is a drama). The program will bring science and technology closer to the general public, and its application in the arts of the show.

The third season of the weekly radio program 'Això és un drama',dedicated to the performing arts, began on March 7 and until May 2. The program will be broadcast from the exhibition hall of the Museum of the Performing Arts (MAE) of the Institut del Teatre on Thursdays from 6.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Podcasts will be available online in the website of iCat fm radio station. One of the novelties of this year’s program is that the contents of performing arts will be linked to scientific issues. For this reason, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) will collaborate in the project with the aim of publicizing the transversal nature of the technical and scientific knowledge, and its application in an area apparently as far as the performing arts.


In this sense, four of the microdramatúrgias of this edition will be related with science and they have been elaborated by four graduates who participated last year also in the program. They are Sílvia Navarro, who will talk about STEAM and sustainability; Sadurní Vergés, who will address the issue of women and technology; Núria Torres, with a text about ethics and robotics, and Lucas Ubach, who will deal with artificial intelligence.


All of them have had the advice of UPC expert researchers on these topics, and they will also participate in the program. In the subject women-engineer-vocations STEAM, will participate two referent researchers: Núria Salán, of the Escola Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa (ESEIAAT), which is part of the group 'IndústriaMésDona' for attract women's talent to the industrial sector (which will take part in the discussion on Thursday, March 14) and Paz Morillo, lecturer at the Escola de Telecomunicació de Barcelona (ETSETB), who is currently promoting the project 'Una enginyeria a cada escola' ( who will participate in the program on May 2); In ethics and robotics, Raúl Benítez, researcher and professor at the Escola d'Enginyeria de Barcelona Est (EEBE) (who will take part in the discussion on April 4), has been assisted by Raúl Benítez; and in artificial intelligence, which will be attended by Cecilio Angulo, director of the Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center (IDEAI) and professor at the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (ESTSEIB), as well as of the Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB) of the UPC (which will participate in the program on Thursday 25 April). In addition, the program of April 25 will be done from the UPC. All the broadcasts of the program are open to the public, who can attend as a listener.

Credit to the original source (in Catalan).