Science and Technology

Throughout 2017, State Library invites you to join us to explore aspects of our digital world, investigating the future and what it means to be a digital citizen. Through exhibitions, talks and activities, you can be part of the conversation around futurism, digital participation and our digital place.

Conceived as a model for the library of the future, The Edge is at the forefront of re-imagining libraries for the 21st century. With a mandate to empower Queenslanders to explore creativity across art, science, technology and enterprise, The Edge is a visionary for 'creating creatives'; a melting pot of ideas and innovation, capacity-building and experimentation.

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Guided tour of Digital Futures Lab

Join us in the Digital Futures Lab -- an immersive space designed to make you think, and, maybe, even look twice. Try your hand at awesome cutting edge technologies such as Tilt Brush or learn how to control a computer with your mind. Discover smart cities and digital bodies, real life robots and risky algorithms. Limited availability.

For visit and learning project ideas, see the Digital Futures Lab learning notes.

Available: Mon - Fri

Time/s: 10am - 4pm

Duration: 30 minute tour. Please allow a minimum of 1 hour in the Lab for further exploration and engagement with activities.

Cost: Free

Age: 10+

Capacity: Maximum 30 students per tour; minimum 6 students per tour

Curriculum links: Technologies, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Seqwater Water Challenge

Join an Seqwater water educator at State Library for an introduction to Seqwater and the water grid, and get hands-on in the Digital Futures Lab using the Seqwater resources, water globe and augmented sandpit. The session includes interactive and problem solving activities in an investigation of the water cycle, water uses, water security and other global issues.

Available: Mon - Fri

Times: 10am – 4pm

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Cost: Free

Age: Years 7-12

Capacity: Maximum 40 students per tour, minimum 10 students per tour

Curriculum links: Technologies, Humanities and Social Science

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Tour of The Edge

Join a member of The Edge team on a full tour of the facility and a discussion around The Edge's work in empowering creative experimentation in arts, science, technology and enterprise for all of Queensland, including how your students can use the space and get involved.

Available: By request

Time/s: By request

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: Free

Age: 13+

Capacity: 30 students per tour

Curriculum links: Art, Science and Technology

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Horror film trailer workshop and general tour

Join members of The Edge for a brief chat about what The Edge does and immerse your students in a workshop on film making. Script, shoot, cut and upload a short horror film trailer of students' own devising.

Available: By request

Time/s: By request

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes (45 minute tour and 45 minute workshop)

Cost: $10 per student

Age: 13+

Capacity: 15 students per tour

Curriculum links: Media

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LED postcards workshop and general tour

Join members of The Edge for a brief chat about what The Edge does and immerse your students in an electronics workshop. Participants will design and wire up a custom-designed postcard incorporating LED lights.

Available: By request

Time/s: By request

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes (45 minute tour and 45 minute workshop)

Cost: $15 per student

Age: 13+

Capacity: 15 students per tour

Curriculum links: Arts and Technology

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Vibro racers workshop and general tour

Join members of The Edge for a brief chat about what The Edge does and immerse your students in a coding workshop in which participants construct a miniature robot.

Available: By request

Time/s: By request

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes (45 minute tour and 45 minute workshop)

Cost: $15 per student

Age: 13+

Capacity: 15 students per tour

Curriculum links: Technology

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