[ASC-list] Sydney: advance notice of free event Sunday August 17 Live futures 2020:A world of possibility with a virtual festival on Islands of Jokaydia in Second Life for those outside Sydney

Janine Cahill jcahill at futurejourneys.com
Sun Jul 27 14:30:54 UTC 2008


Hi all

Below is an overview of the futures festival Live Futures 2020 in its
second year. This year with some funding from Science Week!!!.

 

As speakers are confirmed, info will be available on the website
www.globalyouthfutures.org <http://www.globalyouthfutures.org/>  

 

 Join us on Sunday August 17at Newtown Square (corner of King Street and
Enmore Road opposite Newtown Station) in Sydney. A one-day festival to
explore the future. 

...... with young people, futurists, climate experts, scientists,
artists, designers, technologists, film-makers, performers. Create the
future together. Workshops, interactive forums, exploration and
expression spaces.  

What kind of future do you want to live in? How will current
technologies develop sustainable futures for all the world's people.
What do nanotech, biotech, robotics and artificial intelligence really
offer? How do these help us solve health, food, climate challenges,
water and other resources and sustainability?   

Explore virtual world Second Life with a full virtual festival on the
Islands of Jokaydia in Second Life. Design collaboration spaces for
Global Youth Futures in Vastpark and be the first to populate it. 

Hear from experts, futurists and artists coming in from all around the
world into Jokaydia Island in Second Life. Pose questions and
challenges. 

Explore the universe with the World Wide Telescope.  

See a printer that can print your cup and bowl. 3D printing that will
change the face of manufacturing and impacts of transport carbon
forever.  

Take a team challenge, or set the teams a challenge, see how they
address issues of the future. Give your answers and judge the winners! 

Join talks on new cool things on the internet and share yours, an
"unconference", a "twitterfest", Scinema - award-winning science cinema,
the portable film festival (more portable than ever), alternative fuel
cars, "how-tos" on alternative energy sources and reversing and reducing
global warming. 

CO-CREATE a new Sydney!!  Work with an artist and a designer to retrofit
Sydney to make it sustainable. Create the cities you want: with
entertainment and expresssion spaces, community spaces, suburbs that are
alive; alternative housing and development.  

Watch this space as presenters are confirmed, challenges are announced,
and prizes established!! Shape the future NOW! 

Part of National Science Week and supported by the Futures Foundation,
and futurists and experts all around the world, join us for a truly
unique experience in Sydney or online. 

 

 

Janine Cahill

Innovation and Experience Design

www.futurejourneys.com

www.globalyouthfutures.org

See the future first

Foundation Committee Member

www.societyforsustainablebusiness.org
<http://www.societyforsustainablebusiness.org/> 

+61 403 168 230

+61 2 8347 0895

Co-Create Live Futures 2020:A World of Possibility

Science Technology and Innovation Moving Forward

Futures Festival Newtown Sydney 17 August 2008

Join Facebook group Live Futures 2020: A World of Possibility

 

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