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What’s On Tap This Weekend in Brisbane? (2016)

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Brisbane has been buzzing this week with the thrill of scientific exploration. In addition to events about Albert Einstein and the spectacular, glowing creatures that swim in the darkest corners of the ocean, World Science Festival Brisbane brings the lab outside all weekend during Street Science!, a loud, messy, high-energy, delicious, interactive and unforgettable experience aimed at the entire family.

Here is the short list of events you won’t want to miss this weekend.

Dear AlbertTime: 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Where: Playhouse QPAC, Corner Melbourne St & Grey St, South Brisbane

Written by Alan Alda this World Science Festival production delves into Albert Einstein’s personal correspondence, tracing an intimate and unfamiliar line across his life and work.

Reality Since EinsteinTime: 8pm – 9:30pm
Where: Plaza Auditorium Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 133A Grey St, South Brisbane

Never has a scientist captured the world’s imagination like Albert Einstein. World-renowned leaders in theoretical physics, cosmology, black holes and unification will discuss Einstein’s ten-year odyssey and the ideas and discoveries that it has generated.

Street Science!Time: 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Cultural Forecourt, Southbank Parklands, Melbourne Street Brisbane

Drop by Street Science! It will be loud, messy, high energy, delicious, interactive and…unforgettable. From drones, coding workshops and taxidermy exhibitions to science-adventure storytelling – Street Science! is for the whole family.

SALON: 1.5 Degrees of SeparationTime: 10am – 11:30am
Where: Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, South Brisbane

Join the conservation. Negative emissions, carbon capture, geoengineering and the future of coal are worthy considerations but what of the biodiversity impacts of simply containing a 1.5 degree temperature rise?

ARS Electronica Futurelab’s Shared Space BotsTime: 10:30am – 5pm
Where: QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block, Brisbane

Come and witness research in action as the specially developed robots in Shared Space Bots are the protagonists of experiments in human-automobile interaction.

Biolumination | Time: 9:30am – 4pm
Where: Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, South Brisbane

Come and take a look! At the World Science Festival Brisbane they spell beautiful glowing artworks. For a fresh look at germs and bacteria!.

Drop by Street Science! It will be loud, messy, high-energy, delicious, interactive and…unforgettable. From drones, coding workshops and taxidermy exhibitions to science-adventure storytelling – Street Science! is for the whole family.

ALIEN LIFE: Will we know it when we find it?Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
Where: Plaza Auditorium Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 133A Grey St, South Brisbane

Are we alone in the universe? Learn how scientists across disciplines — astronomy, physics, chemistry and astrobiology — are combining their knowledge about life on Earth to reach a more comprehensive strategy for identifying life beyond.

The Moral Math of RobotsTime: 4pm – 5:30pm
Where: Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 133A Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
We’ll tackle these and other questions as the leading cognitive scientists, roboticists, philosophers, and computer scientists take us inside the emerging field of robot morality.

Catching up with the Jetsons: Cities in 2050Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Where: Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre, S01, 140 Grey St, South Brisbane Ever wondered what our cities will look like in the future? Come join a group of leading thinkers to explore the future of the city and take a peek at the world of your future self.

SALON: Make Way for WarbotsTime: 11am – 12:30pm
Where: Queensland Museum & Science Centre, South Brisbane

Join the conversation about killer robots! With development of warbots now underway, this Salon spotlights an important debate on the moral benefits and costs of these killer machines.

 

To Learn More About World Science Festival Brisbane visit www.worldsciencefestival.com.au

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