STATE Experience Science Festival in Berlin
STATE Experience Science Festival ©

Daniel Stoupin

Tuesday 28 October 2014 - 00:00 to Saturday 01 November 2014 - 00:00

The first festival for science and art in Berlin will transport its visitors into a parallel world between disciplines, inviting you to experience science from a new perspective. The theme of this year’s 4-day STATE Experience Science Festival is “Time”. What is time? How does it influence our lives? Over 60 international scientists and artists will present their interpretation of the festival theme in installations, films, performances, talks, workshops and panel discussions. The language of the festival will be English.

British speakers and artists

Julian Barbour: Time's Arrow and the Big Bang - 1 November, 15:00 - 15:45



Time marches on. But we’re not exactly sure why. Under the quantum laws that govern the subatomic world, time could flow in either direction. The famous second law of thermodynamics – i.e. over time, entropy (disorder) increases – argues for a direction of flow, but this doesn’t hold up against our observations of a highly ordered universe. Julian Barbour will discuss these problems and talk about his latest work on gravity and the arrow of time.

Luke Jones: Alterations In The Perception of Time - 1 November, 18:00 - 18:45



Our childhood summers seemed to stretch on forever but now slip by so fast. Heart-stopping moments unravel as if in slow motion, but we barely even noticed this morning’s commute to work. How do our brains measure the passage of time? What makes it speed up or slow down? And what does subjective “brain-time” influence our experience?

Alistair McClymont: Artist - 31 October and 1 November

Unix Time



31.10. / 1.11.

Unix Timeshows a 24 hour time lapse of the sky, with one minute of real time taking one second. A long number is overlayed on the sky showing the current time in unix time, the number of seconds since midnight, 1st January 1970.

Alistair McClymont:
Leap Seconds


31.10. / 1.11.

Leap Second is a series of artworks showing the 24 leap seconds that have been added to our time so far. Leap seconds are added occasionally due to the earth gradually slowing down, primarily due to the tides.


Main event: Two-Day-Pass

€45 Supporter

€24 Regular



€18 Reduced

Film Festival: One-Day-Pass

€15 Supporter 

€8 Regular 


€6 Reduced