ThoughtLAB-14: MacGyver 2100
Kathleen Syme Library
251 Faraday Street, Carlton
T: (03) 8344 1515
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The Earth has been stripped bare of every last elemental resource. Abandoned large scale mine pits, radioactive lakes, and sinkholes are regular features of the landscape. Humanity is still reeling from the collapse of capitalism and corporate enterprise in the late 21st century. The mistaken promise of technology as the only pathway to a sustainable way of life broken with the reality that technology itself requires finite resources.
Out of the dust, makers, tinkerers, and inventors flourish recycling, upcycling, and repurposing devices, electronic equipment, machines, and gadgets.
With the help of an experienced guest panel we invite you to channel your inner maker to create the future of this new sustainable technology movement. Brainstorm ideas from which CAKE Industries (artists Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen) and cartoonist Sarah Nagorcka will realise prototypes and drawings live at the event; and contribute to One Last Call, a participatory art project by Anna Madeleine, by donating your disused mobile phone.
MacGyver 2100 is a ThoughtLAB-14 event presented by the Carlton Connect Initiative in partnership with the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre where we invite a guest panel to interact with the audience to collaborate on ideas, analyse evidence and dream alternative futures.