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2024 Curriculum Connect Symposium

Tue 23 Jul · 7:30am–4:30pm

Misinformation, Fake News and AI: Building critical thinking in a post truth classroom In a "post-truth" era, where people are more likely to accept an argument based around emotions than facts, and where misinformation is rampant, it is essential for educators to equip students with the skills to discern credible sources, question information, and think critically. This one-day event will bring together teachers, teacher librarians, educational leaders, and truth-tellers from across the professional sector to learn, collaborate and connect. With keynote addresses, break-out presentations, and a panel Q&A discussion, it is the aim of this year’s symposium to: Foster innovation by providing teachers and teacher librarians with practical knowledge and inspiration, Increase awareness of the importance, complexity and magnitude of AI technology, Equip educators with effective strategies and tools to cultivate critical thinking in their students. Register now We look forward to connecting with teachers, teacher librarians, educational leaders and industry partners at State Library of Queensland. Registrations are now open for either in-person or online. Onsite, in-person attendance: $170 (GST included) Experience the full-day program, in-person including keynote presentations, panel discussion, breakout sessions, Q&A, and white gloves experience. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and tours included. All onsite attendees will receive a free signed copy of keynote, Marek Kowalkiewicz’s international best seller, The Economy of Algorithms: AI and the Rise of the Digital Minions. Online, streamed attendance: $100 (GST included) Can’t make it to Brisbane or are limited on time? Watch the keynotes, panel discussion and Q&A streamed from your home or office, on your own or with your team and colleagues. For more information or to see the program visit 2024 Curriculum Connect Symposium.
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The Art of Projection (July)

Sat 20 Jul · 1–5pm

The Art of Projection focuses on the birth of animation and projection technology all the way to the present use. Participants will gain skills in basic animation, video editing, projection mapping along with a whole range of making skills! Participants will be inspired by old technology and how it might inform media making with contemporary tools, they will gain confidence in researching and using the SLQ collection and learn key skills for contemporary creatives using equipment like laser cutters, 3D printers and more. Please be aware that each session builds upon the last and tickets are sold at one price for all three sessions. In the Digital Media Lab at The Edge. 1 - 5 pm 20 July 1 - 5 pm 3 August 4 - 8 pm 17 August Workshop 1 - Persistence of Vision 1 – 5 pm, 20 July An introduction to the history of animation and projection as a screen medium (art and film), stereographs, zoetropes and modern-day technology use for projection mapping, large scale artworks and more. Participants will create an animation for Phenakistoscope (the first widespread animation device) and Zoetrope devices with photographic and illustrated images from the State Library collection using Photoshop. Participants will take home two custom-made animation objects. Workshop 2 - Illusion techniques 1 – 5 pm, 3 August Magic lanterns, holographs, holograms and Peppers ghost, this session aims to cover the history of the several types of projection and illusion techniques and their linkages with new technologies. During the workshop participants will learn basic video editing to make their own floating hologram (Pepper’s Ghost) along with using The Edge tools and equipment. Participants will take home their own custom-made personal hologram display device and video. Workshop 3 - Projection mapping 4 – 8 pm, 17 August This session will focus on modern-day projection mapping, using State Library digital collection items to create a video work that will be mapped to a physical space outside of The Edge. During the session, participants will learn how to use video editing and projection mapping apps, Adobe Premiere Pro and TouchDesigner. Please note that this workshop will take place from 4pm to 8pm on this Saturday so participants can see their designs projected in the evening. REQUIREMENTS TO VISIT OPEN LAB AT THE EDGE Participants must be over 16 years of age. Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times. BEFORE YOU BOOK Please read The Edge Booking Terms and Conditions. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to do if you’re running late, refunds and more. Please become a State Library member before you arrive. If you already have a State Library member account, make sure you know your login details as you may be required to login during the workshop to access State Library computers, and to make bookings for equipment. Please contact us if you need support to participate in this event and consult State Library of Queensland's conditions of entry before making your booking. To find out more about what else is on offer, read up on Open lab, our make and design facilitated space. You can also subscribe to be the first to know about our future events. Wait lists are not offered for our inductions or workshops to ensure fairness.
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