The year is 2050. Unrestrained use of fossil fuels, single-use plastics and natural resources has led to an uncertain future for our planet and society. Sounds...

Way Finders: The Future is in Your Hands

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Price:
From: $30.00
Way Finders: The Future is in Your Hands
Way Finders: The Future is in Your Hands

Speakers

Laura Tuohilampi

Laura Tuohilampi

Dr Laura Tuohilampi is a post-doctoral researcher at UNSW and the creator of Maths for Humans. Laura is a Maths influencer and educator, shifting the narrative of how maths is discussed, taught and used in every everyday life.
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Website: https://mathsforhumans.com/

Luke Steller

Luke Steller

Luke Steller is a science communicator and PhD student at UNSW. As the director of Praxical, a STEM engagement collective, Luke works with researchers, artists, and performers to actively reinvent how people relate to the science and technology in the world around them.
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Website: www.lukesteller.com

Event Details

The year is 2050. Unrestrained use of fossil fuels, single-use plastics and natural resources has led to an uncertain future for our planet and society.

Sounds ominous? 2021 signifies a moment of truth, a pivotal turning point in history where we have potential to reverse the damage and help restore the planet so it can thrive and prosper for generations to come. But are the kids of 2021 equipped with the knowledge needed to make the right decisions?

Get ready for a brave experiment: 2050’s citizens will use time travel to bring a group of inspired young leaders from 2021 to their future world to educate them about the urgent need to control humanity’s footprint and embrace sustainable technology, in order to save everyone’s future.

Join us on an immersive, light-filled exploration of the future where our next generation thinkers will experience how energy and technology has the potential to change life on Earth.

Through real time polling and interactive games, our participants actively shape this two-hour journey as they choose their own adventure. This colourful and lively event will allow these young scientists to experience first-hand the power of democracy through collective problem solving and decision making.

Built around the pioneering research from UNSW’s Digital Grid Futures Institute, this event explores the Internet of Energy; demonstrating how innovative designs and interconnected technology can produce the smart communities, green transportation and energy storage of the future.

This curriculum aligned experience is perfect for students in Stage 3 (Years 5-6), empowering them with the knowledge they need to be engaged future citizens.

See UTS’ Great Hall transformed into a futuristic wonderland, where participants create the sights and sounds of a future.

This event is brought to you by the creative educators at Maths Hunger, Praxical and Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble, supported by the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute.

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