The artist João Martinho Moura presents the progress of his residency Sci-Fi Miners, in collaboration with the Crit-Cat project at INL, Braga, Portugal.
The platinum group metals are noble and precious elements, important in modern manufacturing and in ICT industry in particular. As their availability is critical, CritCat aims at developing new catalyst nanoparticles from Earth-abundant materials for hydrogen-based clean energy applications. The artist intends to work with the data generated with the study of the main parameters of the nanoparticle catalysts. He intends to turn those concepts accessible to the general public, through interactions, immersive experiences and gameplay.