Science, Technology Will Save Us and Fun Palaces

Technology Will Save Us

What? Technology Will Save Us make gadgets you can make and code yourself. DIY and resources kits to learn new skills, make cool things and start the journey to becoming a tech maker.

Our relationship with technology needs to be addressed as it is designed to become obsolete. Technology needs to be more about making, rather than simply consumption. Aimed to bring people’s
passions to life using technology.

Designed with nine gadget kits, following research with young people in schools and with a focus on core technology skills.

The kits include:

  • DIY Electro Dough Kit
  • DIY Thirsty Plant Kit
  • DIY Gamer Kit
  • DIY Speaker Kit

Purpose? ‘We are on a mission to provide families, educators and young people – of all ages, backgrounds and interests – new opportunities to learn and create using technology.’

Target audience? Teachers, Schools, Families, Makers

How might it be used? Partnerships with schools, Digital Summer School (Wigan), After School Clubs

How to find out more? Technology Will Save Us, YouTube videos

Fun Palaces

What? Fun Palaces – Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!

Fun Palaces are fun events, combining arts and science, for and with local people – aimed at placing culture at the centre of communities.

In 2014 “3,183 Makers created Fun Palaces in their local communities which were enjoyed by 40,000 participants.”

The next Fun Palaces take place on 3rd and 4th October 2015

Purpose? “Fun Palaces are about fun and learning, participating and making together”.

Target audience? Anyone, everyone!

How might it be used? To engage and build partnerships with local artists and scientists to use our library spaces to create Fun Palaces for our local communities

How to find out more? Fun Palaces, 2014 evaluation (including case studies)Fun Palaces on Twitter.

Is there a gap across the South West? Here are the events that took place in 2014. 

Sharing the knowledge gained from the SCL Digital Leaders Pilot (facilitated by Ben Lee and Ethan Ohs from Shared Intelligence) with colleagues  – ideas, examples and inspiration.

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