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The Edge, State Library of Queensland

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Upcoming Events

July 2017

TRYIT // Mechanical Theatres

July 23, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The TYRIT Mechanical Theatres workshop is an engaging and accessible introduction to the basic principles of mechanics and making machines. Participants will create a kinetic sculpture in the form of a miniature theatre with things that spin, move and jump. Using a low voltage electric motor and a handful of neat mechanics, participant’s imaginations and creativity will be brought to life.

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The Edge Book Club // Novel “All the Pretty Horses”

July 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

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August 2017

Intro to Mac: Understanding the Mac operating system

August 1, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Feel at home in the Digital Media Lab, and get the most out of your short course, with our free Intro to Mac class.

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The Edge Book Club // Film “The Avengers” 2012

August 2, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

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Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

August 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.

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Blogging and WordPress for beginners

August 3, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become an online publisher in a matter of hours with this WordPress course for beginners.

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Facility Induction: Recording Studio

August 6, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Book and use the Recording Studio for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.

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Designing for the Laser Cutter using Adobe Illustrator

August 6, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this four-hour workshop we’ll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator (the software that talks to the Laser Cutter) to design objects that are then ready to be cut or etched on the Laser.

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The Edge Game Nights // The Quiet Year

August 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Monday nights in the month of August we’ll be playing games at The Edge! To kick it off, we’ll be playing a game called The Quiet Year – a community map drawing game that requires you to make challenging decisions for your community.

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Blogging and WordPress for beginners

August 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become an online publisher in a matter of hours with this WordPress course for beginners.

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Facility Induction: 3D Printer

August 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book and use the 3D Printers for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.

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Blogging and WordPress for beginners

August 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become an online publisher in a matter of hours with this WordPress course for beginners.

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Building a website in WordPress

August 12, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take the step from a personal blog to building your own site with this intermediate WordPress course.

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Mechanical Theatres

August 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Mechanical Theatres workshop is an engaging and accessible introduction to the basic principles of mechanics and making machines. Participants will create a kinetic sculpture in the form of a miniature theatre with things that spin, move and jump.

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The Edge Game Nights // Fiasco

August 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Monday nights in the month of August we’ll be playing games at The Edge! Game #2 on the list is Fiasco – an RPG with no GM. Cue Wikipedia’s definition…

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Adobe Photoshop for beginners

August 15, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get started with the basics of photo editing in this free Photoshop course for beginners.

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Adobe Photoshop for beginners

August 17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get started with the basics of photo editing in this free Photoshop course for beginners.

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The Edge Game Nights // Live immersive experience

August 21, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Monday nights in the month of August we’ll be playing games at The Edge! On the third, and final gaming instalment, we’re are in for a real treat with a live immersive experience from local performance maker Sarah Winter.

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Making with Microbes – Caring for your culture

August 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In the first workshop participants will get an opportunity to learn all the principles and hard-won tips to establishing a productive kombucha culture.

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Facility Induction: CNC Router

August 23, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Book and use the CNC Router for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.

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Adobe Photoshop for beginners

August 24, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get started with the basics of photo editing in this free Photoshop course for beginners.

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Editing photos with Adobe Photoshop

August 26, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Build your photo editing skills in this intermediate Adobe Photoshop course.

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Customising a WordPress site

August 27, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to customise your own site in this advanced WordPress course.

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Making with Microbes – Caring for your culture

August 29, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In the first workshop participants will get an opportunity to learn all the principles and hard-won tips to establishing a productive kombucha culture.

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Facility Induction: Soldering Iron

August 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book and use the soldering irons for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.

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September 2017

Editing photos with Adobe Photoshop

September 2, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Build your photo editing skills in this intermediate Adobe Photoshop course.

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Facility Induction: Recording Studio

September 3, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Book and use the Recording Studio for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.

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Making with Microbes – Practical and Fashion accessories

September 3, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the second workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn creative techniques and explore this low-cost, sustainable material by creating decorative and practical accessories.

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Adobe Illustrator for beginners

September 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Create and edit vector graphics (like illustrations and logos) in this Illustrator course for beginners.

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Making with Microbes – Caring for your culture

September 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In the first workshop participants will get an opportunity to learn all the principles and hard-won tips to establishing a productive kombucha culture.

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Intro to Mac: Understanding the Mac operating system

September 7, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Feel at home in the Digital Media Lab, and get the most out of your short course, with our free Intro to Mac class.

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13 Ways to Make a Fire

September 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop you will get to try out the four key methods of making fire – using light, kinetic, chemical or electrical energy. We’ll start with the “sure fire” methods and then work up to the almost impossible, testing your skill and determination.

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Making with Microbes – Practical and Fashion accessories

September 10, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the second workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn creative techniques and explore this low-cost, sustainable material by creating decorative and practical accessories.

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Adobe Illustrator for beginners

September 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Create and edit vector graphics (like illustrations and logos) in this Illustrator course for beginners.

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Prototyping the Digital

September 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Got an idea for a new digital product or app? There are a couple of key principles and processes you can use when getting a new digital product off the ground. In this workshop participants will get some insight into the processes and tools professional designers use when planning, building, and testing a prototype for a new app or digital product.

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Creating custom designs with Adobe Illustrator

September 16, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take your graphic skills to the next level in this intermediate Illustrator course.

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Prototyping the Physical

September 19, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Even the best idea is only just an idea until you’ve made a prototype. In this workshop participants will have an opportunity to hear the strategies an experienced product and industrial designer uses to successfully convert an concept into a practical and viable object that works in the real world.

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Designing for the Laser Cutter using Adobe Illustrator

September 23, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this 4 hour workshop we’ll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator (the software that talks to the Laser Cutter) to design objects that are then ready to be cut or etched on the Laser.

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October 2017

Creating custom designs with Adobe Illustrator

October 7, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take your graphic skills to the next level in this intermediate Illustrator course.

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