Viral. A contagious experience
From contagious diseases to financial collapse, from demonstrations to the Y2K effect. “Viral. A contagious experience” explains what contagion is, how it works and its impact on our lives. The interactive exhibit deals with the many facets of contagion by means of a story that includes a variety of phenomena related to biology, epidemiology and public health, the science of networks, psychology, and the social sciences.
Participate in a simulation of contagion, identify the causal agents of illnesses, and explore the social networks that shape our lives. Discover mirror neurons, what financial contagion is, what makes a video go viral and your role in the process of contagion. More than an exposition, “Viral” is a positive, fun and… contagious... experience!
The exhibit has been created by the Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Centro Ciência Viva of Lisbon, in cooperation with the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie of Paris, and Heureka of Helsinki.