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.
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.
Capacity: Maximum 30 students per tour; minimum 6 students per tour
Curriculum links: Technologies, Humanities and Social Sciences
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
Age: Years 7-12
Capacity: Maximum 40 students per tour, minimum 10 students per tour
Curriculum links: Technologies, Humanities and Social Science
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
Capacity: 30 students per tour
Curriculum links: Art, Science and Technology