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BrisMakerFest: Tom Allen

Tom Allen BrisMakerFest

Queensland’s ‘maker’ culture is a growing force and will be explored at BrisMakerFest when international and local ‘makers’ and designers take over SLQ, The Edge on Saturday 3 June to share their knowledge and skills. At the BrisMakerFest, hear from Tom Allen who is an award-winning design strategist and social entrepreneur working passionately on projects … Read more

Paro in the Corner

Small child gives Paro a kiss

Since February the Digital Futures Lab has been home to Paro, the therapeutic seal. Paro is an interactive robot designed to administer the benefits of animal therapy for aged and special care environments, improving the socialisation of patients and caregivers and significantly reducing loneliness and stress. With five sensors (tactile, light, auditory, temperature, and posture) … Read more

BrisMakerFest: Inaugural Maker Event at The Edge

A man working on a 3D printer

Join us on Saturday 3 June 2017, for the inaugural BrisMakerFest. BrisMakerFest is an event designed to showcase advanced manufacturing and emerging technologies in Queensland; promote STEM skills and their fundamental importance to advanced manufacturing; encourage the sharing of ideas and techniques between industry and makers; and promote opportunities for attracting younger people into a manufacturing … Read more

National Volunteer Week 2017: Celebrating Q ANZAC 100 Volunteers

More than 30 volunteers contribute to a range of State Library activities to support our Q ANZAC 100 initiative. Projects include transcription work of WW1 manuscripts, The Queenslander Pictorial issues and other collection items; the Discovering Anzacs project, matching digitised WW1 soldier portraits and National Archives of Australia records, and curating and text correcting digitised … Read more