ThoughtLAB-14: MacGyver 2100

The Earth has been stripped bare and survival depends on the makers and inventors who can create new devices and gadgets.

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Date and time: Tuesday 2 May, 6pm-7.30pm
Venue: Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton
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The Earth has been stripped bare of every last elemental resource. Abandoned large scale mine pits, radioactive lakes, and sinkholes are regular features of the landscape. Humanity is still reeling from the collapse of capitalism and corporate enterprise in the late 21st century. The mistaken promise of technology as the only pathway to a sustainable way of life broken with the reality that technology itself requires finite resources.

Out of the dust, makers, tinkerers, and inventors flourish recycling, upcycling, and repurposing devices, electronic equipment, machines, and gadgets.

With the help of an experienced guest panel we invite you to channel your inner maker to create the future of this new sustainable technology movement. Brainstorm ideas from which CAKE Industries (artists Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen) and cartoonist Sarah Nagorcka will realise prototypes and drawings live at the event; and contribute to One Last Call, a participatory art project by Anna Madeleine, by donating your disused mobile phone.

MacGyver 2100 is a ThoughtLAB-14 event presented by the Carlton Connect Initiative in partnership with the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre where we invite a guest panel to interact with the audience to collaborate on ideas, analyse evidence and dream alternative futures.

 

This event is part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 – a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
www.artclimatechange.org

 

This event is also part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 1-7 May 2017 proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.
mkw.melbourne.vic.gov.au

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