Hack the Zoo: Reimagining Frogs
Spend the day creatively envisioning the future and design a better way to connect the community with local threatened species. Join us in the exciting surroundings of Melbourne Zoo for this unique design hack.
Edible History of Technology in Food
At this multi-course event, taste the history and future of food technology. Whether cooking with fire, farming and fishing, or snapping pictures of our meals, humans have always enhanced food with technology. With tech rapidly evolving, so is our palette for food that’s delicious, thoughtfully prepared, and forward thinking. Embark on an edible tour of history, sampling everything from foraged meals to genetically modified food.
The Long Now: Planning a 10,000 Year Future for Human Knowledge
What does it mean to plan 10,000 years into the future? The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco is trying to answer this question. Working to reframe our sense of the here and now to be a bigger 'here' and a longer 'now', the Long Now provides a sense of agency and responsibility for the future of our human civilisation.
Hear My Eyes: Baraka + live score by Dylan Martorell
Robotics can be lyrical, and music can be functional. Past and present weave together in this musical experience from the internationally renowned Dylan Martorell, whose custom-built robotics will perform an original score to Ron Fricke's visual masterpiece Baraka alongside Martorell and his band.
Future Hospital: uCare, Immersive Theatre Experience
The future of medicine has so many exciting innovations in store. But amongst all these sensors, wearable devices and remote treatment options, what happens to personal relationships and the human act of caring? uCare is an immersive theatre experience by experience designers PlayReactive, which turns audience members into remote-control doctors and asks the question: is there room for humans in the future of medicine?