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National Science Week 2017 - Exhibition and Workshop

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With more than 1000 events and workshops running across Australia, National Science Week is the annual celebration of science and technology that is designed for everyone - from students and scientists, to chefs and musicians. Partnering with UTS Science and UTS Design, UTS Library will host events this week that inspire visitors to explore the fascinating world that surrounds us.

Living Traces Exhibition

On Display 9 August - 1 September
Level 2, UTS Library foyer

Exhibition opening
1.30pm, Tuesday 15 August
Level 2, UTS Library foyer
All are welcome, lunch will be served

This exhibition showcases work by UTS Visual Communications Honours student Megan Wong. In her design practice, Megan celebrates the hidden and unnoticed traces that are left when humans interact with books. The three projects presented here investigate different elements of the traces that accumulate on library books over time. By visualising unseen elements of human interaction, Megan's practice draws attention to the ways objects change through use.

Megan collaborated with UTS Library curatorial staff to cultivate the microorganisms found on UTS Library books using agar gel. Students and staff from across the university were asked to swab books that were being borrowed and returned. The resulting installation is a unique visualisation across the Dewey Decimal cataloging system utilised globally by libraries. The exhibition builds on Megan's work with public libraries to grow and display the microbial traces found on their collections.

UTS Library curates a series of exhibitions each year that showcase works produced by UTS students and staff. The Library is a central meeting place where the entire University connects. These exhibitions create opportunities for cross-disciplinary encounters, encouraging peer-to-peer learning and the exchange of knowledge, ideas and research between academic groups and faculties. 

Tinker Kit Workshop

1.30 - 3.30pm, Wednesday 16 August
Level 2 - Events Space UTS Library

In this drop-in workshop, you'll get the chance to build, program, prototype and innovate with UTS Library's latest Tinker Kit collection. Follow step-by-step guides or get creative on your own as you experiment with Spheros, Makey Makey, littleBits, VR headsets and a state-of-the-art digital microscope provided by UTS Science. No science background needed here. Just stop by between 1.30 and 3.30 to have a play and try something new!

Tinker Kits 1  Tinker Kits 2  Tinker Kits 3