2018 / The Library as Robot – Imagining, Embodying, Making Possible


2018 / The Library as Robot – Imagining, Embodying, Making Possible

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In this session we will consider the robot as a lens to examine strategies for how we can make emerging and disruptive technologies accessible to our diverse visitors and users.

We will begin by working in groups to build basic programmable "robot" components like hands, joints, speech, and heartbeats, using paper, craft material, simple electronics, and BBC microbits. This experience will inform the discussion of the strategies we can use to drive citizen engagement, and innovation in our own practice as libraries.

Finally, workshop participants will be invited to identify a strategy that they could begin to implement, and map their strategy to one of the robot components created earlier in the session. From this will begin to emerge a picture of the different trajectories we can take as libraries to embody robots and what they represent, and make these accessible to our communities.

Joy Suliman, The Learning Space Coordinator, City of Canada Bay Libraries,
Rhodes, Australia

Thursday, 13 September, 11:00 am

Library (AGB), KiJuBi

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Comment by Joy Suliman on September 11, 2018 at 12:42

This isn't a session about robots, it's a session about how we connect our audiences to their learning and the world around them in creative and meaningful ways. I'm looking forward to some creative hands-on exploration, and imaginative, lively discussion. Can't wait to meet you all! Joy


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