What's on in Science Week, 11-19 August 2018

 

SCINEMASCINEMA

This year Kiama Library is celebrating National Science Week by hosting a special family-friendly evening screening of SCINEMA, the largest science short-film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world.

SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible. The films in this year’s festival consider the natural world, the nature of time and technology and our place in the universe. Most films are under 10 minutes in length.

Vote for your favourite film and go into a draw to win a GoPro Hero6 (details on how to vote provided at the event). 

So come along on the evening of Tuesday 14 August to see our Children’s area transformed into a universe of questions, logic, experimentation, creativity, imagination and explanation.

When: Tuesday 14 August, drop in any time between 5.00-7.30 pm and stay for as long as you like
Where: Kiama Library children’s area
Cost: Free, no need to book


Robot story timeROBOT STORY TIME

Gear up to celebrate National Sciene Week with a special robot-themed preschool story time at Kiama Library. Walk like a robot, dance like a robot, sing like a robot and make craft like a robot. Rattle and clank along to join in the robot fun.

When: 10.30 am, Wednesday 15 August
Where: Kiama Library children’s area
Cost: Free, no need to book

 

Mike QuigleyROBOTS AND JOBS IN THE MACHINE AGE: MIKE QUIGLEY

For many Australians, rapid progress in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation is a growing anxiety. What will it mean for jobs? What will it mean for our kids’ futures? More broadly, what will it mean for equality in this country?

Join Mike Quigley, Adjunct Professor at UTS and former CEO of NBN Co., as he discusses the new book he co-authored; Changing Jobs: A Fair Go in the New Machine Age and the game-changing effects digital technology advancements will bring for generations to come. Can we combine technological change with ‘the fair go’?

Book your spot now so you don't miss out on this riveting discussion and grand finale event of our National Science Week celebrations. 

When: Friday 17 August 2018, 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Where: Kiama Library
Cost: Free event, all ages welcome
Click here to book online