Science Fiction, Science Future

15 July, 2014

Worm Hole
Worm Hole in Science Fiction, Science Future
Source: Scitech, Perth

Holograms, teleportation and mind control come to Scienceworks this July with new exhibition Science Fiction, Science Future showcasing how futuristic inventions morph into the technology we use every day.

Opening on Saturday 26th July, Science Fiction, Science Future will allow families to move objects with their mind, be mimicked by a life-like robot and experience augmented reality.

Dr Nurin Veis, Manager, Scienceworks, said that the exhibition pays homage to the way science fiction has shaped the way manufacturing, design, communication and travel take place today.

“When we look back, what we so often thought of as extreme fictional concepts, have been realised and are now an integral part of daily life.

“The exhibition taps into this imagination. Think of the similarities between Star Trek’s communicators and today’s mobile phones, the evolution of the commercial space travel market, smart watches, Siri and the internet, just to name a few,” she added.

Interactive experiences in Science Fiction, Science Future inspire visitors to ponder how science fiction has become a part of everyday life.

Michael De Zilva, Scienceworks Program Coordinator, says, “You will be able to use only your eyes to draw an image, design a cyborg, make yourself ‘disappear’ and find out why recent futuristic ideas might not be as far off as they seem.”

The Science Fiction, Science Future exhibition is recommended for families and sits alongside Scienceworks’ permanent exhibition Think Ahead. Both exhibitions are tailored to the national curriculum.

Exhibition details:
Daily, 26 July 2014 – 9 March 2015
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood
Cost: included with Museum entry
Recommended age: 8 years and above

Science Fiction, Science Future is produced by Scitech, Perth, Western Australia.

For further media information, interviews or images, please contact:
Claire Fitzgerald, Public Relations Officer, 0400 130 675 cfitzgerald@museum.vic.gov.au