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  • Talking Heads: Meredith Jaffe
    Tuesday 27 September 2016
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    Join this author talk by The Guardian’s book critic, Meredith Jaffé.

    Her debut novel tells the story of two women whose lives are overhauled when they become neighbours.

    We let the writers do the talking, as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors every month, in a series programmed together with Newtown’s Better Read Than Dead Bookshop.

    Please note: Unfortunately the Gallery space at Newtown Library is accessible only by stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Bookings recommended.

    Newtown Library
    Tuesday 27 September 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Late Night Library: Letters of Complaint
    Thursday 29 September 2016
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    Booked out.
    Missed out on a ticket? Come along and join our ‘walk up’ queue on the night – we open all empty seats 5 minutes before the event starts. Hope to see you there!

    Join some of Sydney’s leading performers as they share the best, worst and most bizarre letters of complaint from the deep recesses of the City of Sydney archives. From a noisy sausage machine, to the bothersome smell of boiling tripe, this Late Night Library event indulges in a long list of comical neighbourly gripes.

    Settle in to the Customs House Reading Room and rediscover Sydney’s history in the words of those who lived in here.

    Maeve Marsden – Co-Director
    Anna Martin – Co-Director and Performer
    George Kemp – Performer
    Jennifer Wong – Performer

    Presented by Creative City Sydney, City of Sydney Library and blackcat productions

    A History Week 2016 event.

    Customs House Library
    Thursday 29 September 2016 from 8pm to 9pm
  • Seeking: your story for new Surry Hills artwork
    Thursday 29 September 2016
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    Do you live in Surry Hills and want to share your story about the area? Local artist Astra Howard is creating a new public artwork for a laneway off Crown Street, which will give a public voice to the diverse residents of Surry Hills. Commissioned by the City of Sydney, Village Voices will prompt the passerby to think about issues that affect them, from local to the global.

    The artwork is inspired by the signs with moveable letters often seen outside movie theatres, churches and sports fields. Through a series of constantly changing words, this public artwork recalls everything from intimate scrabble games to the printing press and mass communication.

    In this interactive workshop, participants will be encouraged to talk about their relationship to Surry Hills and add their text to the evolving artwork script.

    Astra Howard is a local artist and Action Researcher/Performer who works predominantly within public spaces in cities. Since 1998 Astra has designed and produced site-specific works in cities across Australia and internationally. Astra has also worked as a designer, a lecturer in higher education and as a community development worker, predominantly in crisis homeless services.

    Programmed in partnership with City Art.

    Bookings are essential and the workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and over.

    Surry Hills Library
    Thursday 22 September 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
    Thursday 29 September 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Late Night Library: Letters of Complaint
    Thursday 29 September 2016
  • Event details

    Booked out.
    Missed out on a ticket? Come along and join our ‘walk up’ queue on the night – we open all empty seats 5 minutes before the event starts. Hope to see you there!

    Join some of Sydney’s leading performers as they share the best, worst and most bizarre letters of complaint from the deep recesses of the City of Sydney archives. From a noisy sausage machine, to the bothersome smell of boiling tripe, this Late Night Library event indulges in a long list of comical neighbourly gripes.

    Settle in to the Customs House Reading Room and rediscover Sydney’s history in the words of those who lived in here.

    Maeve Marsden – Co-Director
    Anna Martin – Co-Director and Performer
    George Kemp – Performer
    Jennifer Wong – Performer

    Presented by Creative City Sydney, City of Sydney Library and blackcat productions

    A History Week 2016 event.

    Customs House Library
    Thursday 29 September 2016 from 8pm to 9pm
  • Kids' Code Club @ Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 5 October 2016
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    Is your child displaying an interest in digital technology? They might be keen to join a free club for kids who want to learn how to code computer games, animation and websites.

    Code Club explores how technology works, strengthens problem-solving skills, logical thinking, and supports key academic subjects including science, maths and technology.

    Kids in school years 4 – 6 (ages 8+) will be taught to code using the free online coding learning community Scratch, which they get to keep at the completion of the course. To ensure their learning progresses, participants will be asked to attend all sessions as new skills and ideas will be introduced each week.

    This is a 5 week program with one session each week. Places are free however bookings are required for each week.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesdays, 3.45pm to 4.45pm

    Wednesday 5 October to Wednesday 2 November 2016

  • Get in the Loop: Knitting Circle
    Friday 7 October 2016
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    If you’re looking to meet new people, come along to our knitting circle – it’s a great opportunity to share skills in a welcoming environment. You can work on your own project or knit for a cause like the annual Wrap with Love project, which donates warm knitted squares to communities in need.

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. We ask that you bring your own wool and needles along, although we have limited materials available for loan.

    Bookings not required, feel free to come and join in.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Fridays, 11am to 1pm

    Friday 22 April to Friday 16 December 2016

  • Book club at Customs House Library
    Friday 7 October 2016
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    Join a book club for a friendly discussion of literature of all kinds. Our monthly club, held at Customs House Library, covers a range of genres, including award winners, contemporary and classic fiction, poetry, historical fiction, crime novels, biographies and quarterly essays.

    The Customs House book club has recently explored the works of William Boyd. Next in their sights is Frank Moorhouse’s trilogy on the formation of the United Nations.

    The Customs House Library book club meets on the first Friday of each month.

    Bookings recommended.

    Customs House Library
    Friday 3 June 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
    Friday 1 July 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
    Friday 5 August 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
    Friday 2 September 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
    Friday 7 October 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
    Friday 4 November 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
    Friday 2 December 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
  • Book Club at Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 8 October 2016
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    Join a book club for a friendly discussion of literature of all kinds.

    Our monthly club, held at Kings Cross Library, cover a range of genres, including award winners, contemporary and classic fiction, poetry, historical fiction, crime novels, biographies and quarterly essays.

    Among other titles, the Kings Cross book club will be looking at The Fixer by Joseph Finder, Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover, and This House of Grief by Helen Garner in the coming months.

    This group meets the second Saturday of the month.

    Bookings not required.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 14 May 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 11 June 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 9 July 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 13 August 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 10 September 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 8 October 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 12 November 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 10 December 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Unpuzzled! Cryptic crossword workshop
    Saturday 8 October 2016
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    Ever been intrigued by cryptic crosswords but unsure where to begin?

    Cryptic crosswords are an addictive blend of humour, codes and wordplay. They are also surprisingly easy to solve once you understand how the clues work – no matter how intimidating and nonsensical they appear at first.

    Let cryptic crossword addict Patra help you navigate this unfamiliar landscape. You will learn how to translate the language of cryptic crosswords and untangle the clues. By the end, you will have completed a crossword together.

    Suitable for ages 18+

    Bookings recommended.

    Please note that August’s workshop will be on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

    Waterloo Library
    2nd Saturday of each month, 11am to 12pm

    Saturday 12 March to Saturday 12 November 2016

    Saturday 20 August 2016 from 11am to 12pm

    Except Saturday 13 August

  • How Easy Was That? Baking Class
    Tuesday 11 October 2016
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    Want basic baking skills but feel like you’re no Martha Stewart?

    Join local librarian and amateur baker Kathy, who will demonstrate how easy it is to whip up sweet treats for your friends and family, in this monthly lunchtime session at Surry Hills Library.

    All materials and ingredients are provided and everyone gets a sample and the recipe to take home and try out for yourself.

    Bookings essential.

    Surry Hills Library
    Tuesday 12 April 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Tuesday 10 May 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Tuesday 14 June 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Tuesday 12 July 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Tuesday 11 October 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Tuesday 8 November 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Inspiring Science: Genome Building and Bio-inspiration
    Wednesday 12 October 2016
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    Join award-winning researchers, Dr Hugh Goold and Krishneel Singh, as they share some of the incredible new scientific discoveries inspired by nature.

    Have you heard about genes and genomes, but wonder what these terms really mean? Come and find out! Dr Hugh Goold is part of an international consortium of research scientists who are working to create the first advanced genome ever created. Learn all about the yeast genome project, and the amazing light it could shed on how all living organisms work.

    Then join PhD Candidate Krishneel Singh to discover what happens when scientists turn to nature for amazing new ideas. From the skin of Galapagos sharks to the exoskeleton of Namib Desert beetles, the wonders of nature can be adapted and used in human medicine. Learn about ground-breaking new research into how coral could be used to heal fractured bones.

    This fascinating event is part of the Inspiring Science series, programmed with Inspiring Australia and presented by award-winning researchers, showing off the latest developments in all matters science and society.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 12 October 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
  • Stay inside the lines
    Thursday 13 October 2016
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    Adult colouring books are topping bestseller lists worldwide, as we rediscover the joy of a time when choosing a colour for the sky was our most vexing issue. Leave your day behind, turn off your phone and join the wellness craze at the library.

    One of our librarians will host the free monthly lunchtime session and all resources are provided.

    Suitable for ages 18+.

    Bookings recommended.

    Haymarket Library
    Thursday 12 May 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Thursday 9 June 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Thursday 14 July 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Thursday 11 August 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Thursday 8 September 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Thursday 13 October 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
    Thursday 10 November 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Authors up the Cross: The Chaser's Australia
    Tuesday 18 October 2016
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    Missed out on a ticket? Come along and join our ‘walk up’ queue on the night – we open all empty seats 5 minutes before the event starts. Hope to see you there!

    Come and meet The Chaser writers and presenters, Mark Humphries and Chris Taylor, as they share hilarious stories from their extraordinary new guide to Australia.

    The Chaser’s Australia is the latest project from one of Australia’s best-loved comedy groups, known for their award-winning TV shows and satirical magazine.

    This side-splitting volume is a comprehensive guide to the culture, history, politics, religion fashion, media (and the few remaining footy heroes not currently facing criminal charges) that have made Australia ‘one of the Top 196 countries in the world today’. ‘Featuring fewer facts than an Andrew Bolt column,’ it’s ‘the perfect companion to a proper book about Australia.’

    Join the fun as Mark and Chris delight us with the highlights from their ‘100% error-free guide to Austria’, in this free event as part of our popular Authors Up the Cross series.

    We’ve programmed a series of monthly author talks, created in partnership with the much-loved Potts Point Bookshop. We let the writers do the talking as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors.

    Bookings are recommended.

    Kings Cross Library
    Tuesday 18 October 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Classics at Customs: Sydney's Garden Palace
    Wednesday 19 October 2016
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    The Garden Palace was built in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney to house the 1879 International Exhibition. As long as two football fields, with a soaring 65-metre domed roof, this magnificent building dominated the city’s skyline.

    The grand exhibition and stunning Garden Palace brought the world to Sydney at a time when the colony was bursting with prosperity and potential. Just three years later, in 1882, a mysterious catastrophic fire tore through the Palace, razing it to the ground and destroying everything inside.

    Discover the wonders of the past as curator Sarah Morley brings this lost jewel to life, using the rich collections of the State Library of New South Wales.

    Our buildings, archives, and people hold many stories. Go back in time through stories and visual artefacts at our Classics at Customs House series.

     

    Customs House Library
    Wednesday 19 October 2016 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  • Talking Heads: Sean Rabin
    Tuesday 25 October 2016
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    Come and meet one of Australia’s best-loved authors, Sean Rabin, and join him the mesmerising world of his new novel Wood Green.

    In a small town at the foot of a mountain on the edge of the world, Michael Pollard’s life is about to change forever. He arrives in Tasmania to work for Lucian Clarke – once a famous author, now a mysterious recluse. As their relationship develops their hidden agendas are revealed, in a thrilling story that will keep you guessing to the very end.

    Set against a backdrop of stunning Tasmanian scenery, Wood Green is a funny, fascinating and mysterious tale about a young apprentice and his aging master. Along the way, you’ll be enchanted by an unforgettable town and the quirky characters caught in its web.

    Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Sean Rabin has worked as a dishwasher, cook, script reader, copy editor, and journalist. His short stories have been published in Australia and the United States. One of Sean Rabin’s short stories was selected for the Best Australian Short Stories (2012) published by Black Inc.

    We’ve programmed a series of monthly author talks, created in partnership with the much-loved Newtown bookshop Better Read Than Dead. We let the writers do the talking as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors.

    Please note: Unfortunately the Gallery space at Newtown Library is accessible only by stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Newtown Library
    Tuesday 25 October 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Recycle with robots at Storytime
    Monday 7 November 2016
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    All over the world, robots are being used to improve recycling. Come along to these special Storytime sessions during National Recycling Week and help your child make their own recycled robots! Hear exciting new stories and take part in fun crafts to teach your child all about recycling, sustainability, clean energy and robots.

    Let your child’s imagination run riot as they create a fantastic robot from recycled materials (ages 3-4)

    Older children (4-5+) will discover the wonderful fun of coding as they learn to program robots with OzoBots

    Storytime is ideal for children aged 3–5 and their parents or carers. Get your preschooler ready for school with these fun weekly sessions – and spark their love of reading for a great start in life.

    There’s no need to book for this free event but places are limited so come along early to secure a spot at the follow branch locations:

    • Newtown Library – Monday 7 November 11.00am – 11.45am
    • Glebe Library – Tuesday 8 November 11.00am – 11.45am
    • Kings Cross Library – Wednesday 9 Nov 11.00am – 11:45am
    • Surry Hills Library – Thursday 10 Nov 11.00am – 11:45am
    City of Sydney Library
    Monday 7 November 2016 from 11am to 11.45am
    Tuesday 8 November 2016 from 11am to 11.45am
    Wednesday 9 November 2016 from 11am to 11.45am
    Thursday 10 November 2016 from 11am to 11.45am
  • Inspiring Science: Oysters – Ecological Superheroes
    Wednesday 9 November 2016
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    Oyster reefs once lined Australia’s eastern coastlines, creating sheltered habitats for hundreds of sea species. For thousands of years, the oyster beds were a vital resource for coastal Aboriginal communities.

    Today, these ecological superheroes have been almost wiped out – but they still have a vital role to play in climate adaptation.

    Come and discover the amazing superpowers of the humble oyster – from cleaning water and recycling nutrients to protecting other creatures from extreme temperatures.

    Join Coastal Ecologist Dominic McAfee as he shows how restoring oyster beds could help curb the alarming loss of biodiversity among our amazing ocean wildlife – and even help prevent the mass-extinction of some of our most vulnerable marine creatures.

    This fascinating event is part of the Inspiring Science series, programmed with Inspiring Australia and presented by award-winning researchers, showing off the latest developments in all matters science and society.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 9 November 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
  • Authors up the Cross: David Hunt
    Tuesday 15 November 2016
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    Seriously funny historian David Hunt is at it again. Come and meet him as he shares hilarious stories and hidden truths from Australia’s forgotten past as revealed in his latest book, True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia.

    Join David on a thrilling journey to Australia’s Wild South – home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, confused explorers and an awful lot of sheep. Meet an unforgettable cast of Australian legends, including:

    • Thomas Davey, the hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who invented the Blow My Skull cocktail
    • Captain Moonlite, Australia’s most famous LGBTI bushranger
    • The extraordinary Harry, the first camel used in Australian exploration, who somehow managed to shoot his owner dead.

    Learn how the death of Truganini, an Aboriginal woman from Tasmania inspired the Martian invasion of Earth. Discover the role of Hall and Oates in the Myall Creek Massacre. And be reminded why you should never, ever smoke with the Wild Colonial Boy and Mad Dan Morgan. True Girt is the follow-up to Hunt’s award-winning Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia.

    We’ve programmed a series of monthly author talks, created in partnership with the much-loved Potts Point Bookshop. We let the writers do the talking as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors.

    Bookings are recommended.

    Kings Cross Library
    Tuesday 15 November 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Classics at Customs: The First Chief Justice of NSW
    Wednesday 16 November 2016
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    First Chief Justice of NSW, Sir Francis Forbes, was a passionate believer in fairness, equity, and justice. As a visionary and legal pioneer Forbes made powerful enemies, and his time in office was filled with controversy. Despite bitter conflict with the Governor, Forbes fought to establish a system of trial by jury in NSW.

    In 1839, stress and ill-health forced Forbes to retire. As a parting gift he was given a knighthood and magnificent silver candelabrum – but just two years later he died in a rented home in Newtown.

    Join senior curator Alison Wishart as she explores the fascinating story of Forbes’ controversial life, The spectacular candelabrum is on display at the State Library until 15 January 2017.

    Our buildings, archives, and people hold many stories. Go back in time through stories and visual artefacts at our Classics at Customs House series.

    Bookings recommended.

    Customs House Library
    Wednesday 16 November 2016 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  • LGBTI voices in young adult media
    Thursday 24 November 2016
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    Come and meet awesome LGBTI authors, Will Kostakis and Erin Gough, at this exciting event for young people. They’ll be reading their work and talking about the importance of LGBTI stories written for young people.

    They’ll be joined by Dr Victoria Flanagan from Macquarie University, a leading researcher and lecturer in gender representations in literature and film for young people.

    Explore some of the library’s LGBTI collection of more than 1400 books, films, and zines, chosen for display on the night by young people from Twenty10.

    You can also have your voice heard – share your experiences with the authors and other young people, and tell us what else you want to see in the LGBTI collection in your library.

    Bursting with creativity?

    Join our Zine Making workshop with zine maker, illustrator, YouTuber and trans activist Jesse Anderson. Bring your ideas and stories to life on your very own page of a special group-zine. Then feel the thrill of sharing your work, as your zine joins our LGBTI collection.

    Be sure to book early as places are limited for this free event.

    Presenters

    Will Kostakis is an award-winning author of novels for young adults. His latest release is The Sidekicks.

    Erin Gough’s novel, The Flywheel, won the Ampersand Prize and has been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year 2016 (Older Readers).

    Dr Victoria Flanagan is a senior lecturer in English Literature at Macquarie University, where her research focuses on representations of non-heteronormative sexuality and gender in young adult literature and film.

    Jesse Anderson is an illustrator, writer, musician, Youtuber, transgender activist and aspiring 2D animator.

    Customs House Library
    Thursday 24 November 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Storytime in braille
    Monday 28 November 2016
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    Come to our special Storytime sessions and help your child explore the world in a whole new way. Show them how people without sight can read. See a storybook in braille, and take part in fun craft activities to celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities.

    Storytime is ideal for children aged 3–5 and their parents or carers. Get your preschooler ready for school with these fun weekly sessions – and spark their love of reading for a great start in life.

    Find out more about the International Day of People with Disability

    Join us for this special free event a various branches – no bookings needed.

    • Monday 28 November Time: 11.00am–11:45am Location: Newtown Library
    • Tuesday 29 November Time: 11.00am–11:45am Location: Glebe Library
    • Wednesday 30 November Time: 11.00am–11:45amLocation: Kings Cross Library
    • Thursday 1 December Time: 11.00am–11:45am Location: Surry Hills Library
    • Thursday 1 December Time: 11.00am–11:45am Location: Ultimo Library
    City of Sydney Library
    Monday 28 November 2016 from 11am to 11.45am
    Tuesday 29 November 2016 from 11am to 11.45am
    Wednesday 30 November 2016 from 11am to 11.45am
    Thursday 1 December 2016 from 11am to 11.45am
  • Talking Heads: Mark Tedeschi QC
    Tuesday 29 November 2016
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    Join barrister and Crown Prosecutor, Mark Tedeschi QC, as he shares chilling tales of the 1838 massacre of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek.

    Mark will share his startling research into the trial, and explore the incredible role of John Hubert Plunkett, the prosecutor who brought the men responsible to justice. Known as ‘the Martin Luther King of colonial Australia,’ Plunkett was determined to see a fair and unprejudiced legal system for Aboriginal people in New South Wales.

    As a Barrister and a Crown Prosecutor for thirty-five years, Mark Tedeschi AM QC has appeared in some of the most significant criminal cases in Australia. His book Murder at Myall Creek is based on his thorough research into this atrocity and his deep, professional understanding of the colonial justice system.

    We’ve programmed a series of monthly author talks, created in partnership with the much-loved Newtown bookshop Better Read Than Dead. We let the writers do the talking as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors.

    Bookings are recommended.

    Please note: Unfortunately the Gallery space at Newtown Library is accessible only by stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Newtown Library
    Tuesday 29 November 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Unlimited Possibilities: Disability and Science Fiction Expo
    Saturday 3 December 2016
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    3D printing, robotics and brainwave music. Sounds like science fiction? Not any more…

    Find out for yourself at this exciting interactive event celebrating the International Day of People with Disability. Discover a world of unlimited possibilities and see how science fiction has inspired new ways for people experiencing disability to participate in the world.

    Get hands-on with the new human technologies and explore how the power of your mind can extend your senses and mobility. You’ll also get to see how 3D technology works making it possible to print your own prosthetic ‘limbs’ at home, learn how inclusive design teams hack into objects and help rethink the future at the Sci-Fi Maker Lab.

    Then join an inspiring panel of artists, designers, and technologists to explore what emerging technology really means for people experiencing disability. Does it promote equity, or does it drive people apart?

    This is a free event, however places for the panel discussion and film screenings are limited. Be sure to book early to get a seat.

    Program

    Inspiration Stations (Interactive Expo) 1.00pm–3:30pm
    See inspiring technologies and projects such as the the eye controlled music device by Psykinetic. Psykinetic was founded by internationally renowned biomedical engineer, Dr Jordan Nguyen who recently featured on Catalyst and was a speaker at TedxSydney.

    Sci-Fi Maker Lab 1.00pm–3.15pm
    Drop into and join an inclusive design team to imagine, illustrate and prototype fantastic solutions for the future. Facilitated by AbilityMate, Northcott Innovations and artist Stephen Munshin.

    Documentary Screening, FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
    Screening 1 – Audio Description: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
    Screening 2 – Captioned: 2.15pm – 3.15pm

    This award winning documentary takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human”and the radical technological innovations that may take us there.

    Panel Discussion 3.30pm – 5.00pm – Science fiction and disability

    Inclusive design thinking is rapidly enhancing assistive technology, helping people experiencing disability participate in the world and even sometimes experience things that people without a disability can’t do. So who is disabled?

    The Panel will be Auslan interpreted and captioned.

    The Panelists include:

    Naomi Malone: An experienced advocate in the field of disability inclusion across the arts and business, Naomi has managed mulitiple projects for Accessible Arts NSW and Westpac Group. Profoundly deaf, she is a graduate in arts and law from the University of Sydney and holds an MA in Public History from UTS.

    Melanie Tran: Melanie is currently the Lead UX Designer at AbilityMate and is a Board Member at Leep NGO. She won the Young Achievers Award for her self-published poems and short stories and pursued The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to become the first person in the world with a neuromuscular condition to achieve the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award.

    Vicki Sowry: Vicki is Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology. For over 25 years she has delivered programs for artists in partnership with industry and academia that often foray into concepts found in science fiction.

    Peter Horsley: Peter is the Founder of Cerebal Palsy Alliance’s Technology Accelerator called Remarkable, supporting new startups as they create technology to advance the social and economic inclusion of people with a disability

    Customs House Library
    Saturday 3 December 2016 from 1pm to 5pm