Born or Built Our Robotic Future | Scienceworks Melbourne 2021
An exhibition exploring the blurred lines between humanity and technology is coming to Scienceworks in April 2021. A fantastic event for the whole family and something you won’t want to miss!
What will our Robotic future look like?
- What makes us human?
- Are humans living machines?
- Could a robot ever fall in love?
- Should we reprogram our DNA?
Born or Built? Our Robotic Future examines the similarities and differences between humans and machines.
The exhibition encourages curious young minds to explore challenging ethical and philosophical questions about the future of robots and how humans will interact with them.
Through a range of hands-on experiences, Born or Built? offers audiences of all ages the opportunity to discover modern technologies and our developing relationship with them, from chatting with a robot, testing a robot’s ability to understand our emotional state and encountering a range of robotic faces to see which one makes you feel the most uncomfortable.
Visitors will learn the long and varied history with prosthetics and medical devices, how technology came to dominate the twentieth century and what increasing automation might mean for our future.
Through hands-on and interactive play, visitors will assemble simulated DNA in different configurations and see what kind of human they can create, and explore the amazing array of technologies we can implant or replace in the human body.
The exhibition reveals how advanced robotics and AI is becoming more integrated into our lives, but also highlights judgements which will guide us in developing these technologies. Born or Built? Our Robotic Future will inspire the scientists, programmers and decision-makers of tomorrow.
Born or Built? Our Robotic Future
Where: Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street Spotswood VIC 3015
When: 3 April 2021 – 30 January 2022