Introduction to Digital Futures

Each year State Library of Queensland presents a theme of interest to the Queensland community. Throughout 2017, we invite you to join us in exploring Digital Futures.

Technology has given us new tools through which to question, understand, imagine, re-imagine and improve the world in which we live. Not only is technology substantially changing our economy but also our leisure activities, our political processes, and how we communicate with each other. Digital literacy has opened up new frontiers for collaboration, connection, and sharing. We are witnessing a change in the nature of work, people are living longer and healthier lives, and new kinds of activism and internationalism are emerging.

As we hurtle through the digital age and amass huge amounts of data, the implications to our freedoms, rights, privacy, security and responsibilities, and how we respect, protect and connect with each other must be considered. Who will own the digital future? What values will we take with us?

Event overview

Join us throughout 2017 to investigate the future and examine what it means to be a digital citizen in today’s changing world.

Please visit What's on for events associated with Digital Futures.


The Digital Futures Lab is open 10am to 5pm daily
11 February 2017 - 21 January 2018

We welcome small, self-guided groups. Due to the Lab's popularity, please book in order to advise us of your attendance. We recommend you limit group sizes to 15 at a time in order for attendees to enjoy the interactive elements of the exhibition. Please note that guided tours are not available.

How to book: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/school-and-group-tours
Cost: Free
Age: 10+. Younger children are welcome to visit the Lab however the tour program is targeted at ages 10+.
Curriculum links: Technologies, Humanities and Social Science

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