Looking back on 2012, it was a great year for science in Dublin. Here are the most-viewed videos of Science Gallery in 2012:
#10: Architecture is a Language: Daniel Libeskind at TEDxDublin (2,686)
On the eve of his visit to redesign the Maze prison site in Northern Ireland, renowned Architect and designer of the 9/11 Ground Zero redevelopment Daniel Libeskind spoke at TEDxDublin in the Bord Gais Energy theatre, a building he designed.
#9: The Liffe Quays, A Ribbon of Green: Fergal McCarthy at TEDxDublin (2,912)
Fergal McCarthy, whose work featured in Science Gallery's SURFACE TENSION exhibition, talks about his fascination with the Liffey, and using the city as a canvas for his art.
#8: Quantum Locking at Magical Materials (3,048)
We were promised Hoverboards, but this Quantum Locking will tide us over. It's as cool as it sounds.
#7: Bruno Latour at Science Gallery (3,156)
The Science Studies guru sat down for a chat on Actor-Network Theory, Reenacting Science, and art-science at Science Gallery.
#6: MAGICAL MATERIALS (3,378)
Our hit show MAGICAL MATERIALS got extended due to such strong visitor numbers - here it is in all it's YouTubey glory.
#5: Ideas: Where Do They Come From? Aoife McLysaght at TEDxDublin (3,604)
Geneticist and Science Gallery Leonardo Aoife McLysaght looked at the small inspirations that inspire big ideas in her TEDxDublin talk.
#4: The Role of Wonder in Science with Brian Greene (6,855)
Dublin City of Science posed big questions, and Science Gallery Director Michael John Gorman put one such question to String Theorist and founder of the World Science Festival, Brian Greene.
#3: Loitering Theatre (21,267)
Loitering Theatre proved that sometimes all you want is a good old gawk. That, and some quadcopters peering in the windows of Google and Facebook.
#2: Emma Teeling at TEDxDublin (162,933)
Bats-- not as creepy as you thought, and way more interesting.
#1: Aris Venetikidis at TEDxDublin (201,771)
When a bus is late, do you get frustrated, tweet about it, or simply redesign an entire city's transportation network? Aris wowed the crowd at TEDxDublin with his beautifully redesigned maps of Dublin transport.