Science Fair

Science fair- liquid nitrogen sorbet demonstrations at The Edge, Brisbane

Science stepped out of the lab and into The Edge for a day of volcanic eruptions and brain explosions. The Context The Edge’s Science Fair marked the end of the Bioscience quarter. Running in late June, 2012, the program provided an excuse for the team to experiment with things like liquid nitrogen sorbet, vege powered …

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Mad Scientist Tea Parties

Mad Scientist Tea Parties

Filling minds with science and mouths with tea, the lab coats were off for this series of scientific talks. The Context The Mad Scientist Tea Party was an excuse for us to get suave about science. Starting as part of our Bioscience period in the first half of 2012, this talk series was established as …

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Cameron Wilson

Dr Cameron Wilson harvests kombucha, The Edge, Brisbane

About Having come to biology from an engineering background, Dr Cameron Wilson had an excellent foundation for communicating science to our non-specialist audiences. Already a poet, musician and medical engineer, he joined The Edge team in 2012 as a Catalyst through the Bioscience programming period, after returning to Brisbane from a four-year stint in Berlin …

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Bioscience

Bioscience program theme- worskshops, exhibitions demonstrations and talks on Science at The Edge, Brisbane

Venture down microscopes and up telescopes into the world of the microscopic and sciency topics. The context The Bioscience period was one of our first concentrated forays into the realm of serious science. This was a pretty big step for the team, and at times could be pretty daunting as we worked to get our …

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Clinton Freeman

Clinton Freeman

About A serial tinkerer and nerd not afraid of the world outside his basement, Clinton Freeman was our DIY Tech Catalyst in 2012. By day he worked as a software engineer for NICTA, devoting his time to projects like OpenSHAPA which helps scientists discover more from their data. By night (or by late afternoon) he …

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Nathen Street

DIY chandelier workshop by Nathen Street, The Edge, Brisbane

About Nathen Street is an emerging new media artist. He works to explore and make the invisible visible, turn the virtual into reality and explore immersive physical environments using custom software and hardware. Aside from his time as a Resident during The Edge’s 2012 DIY Tech programming period, Nathen has worked on projects such as …

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Zombie Apocalypse

Participants in the Zombie Apocalypse real life strategy game, The Edge, Queensland

An amockalyptic ARG trilogy where participants attempt to simultaneously survive zombies and dehydration #postworldproblems The context The Zombie Climate Apocalypse was a program developed to engage participants and give them a new sense of ownership over library spaces. The program progressed across three annual ‘outbreaks’, evolving in scale and sophistication with each delivery. The nuts …

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2011 Flood

2011 flood

The Context In 2010-2011 widespread flooding was experienced across Queensland. The Edge’s typically enviable views of the Brisbane River meant that the building was under threat from the rising water. With notice, the team from SLQ and The Edge was able to shift equipment and assets to the higher levels of the building prior to …

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Building The Edge

Edge redevelopment

Take a look at where it all started with the building of The Edge. The Context The Edge was conceived by the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) as a digital culture centre, focused on creative communities pushing the boundaries of aesthetics, design, social action, green initiatives, and broadcast through new tools and technologies. The Edge …

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