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June 2018

June is #technoread time. This month we will be talking about reading, watching and playing with a technology and science focus. You might like to explore this post while listening to techno.

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Have you tried the crowdsourced science of Zooinverse? You can help with the exploration of outer space, or under the ocean, all from the comfort of your computer. Will you be exploring science experiments for children, or the work of Brian Cox?

Are you interested in using technology to tell stories, in reading ebooks, or app books, in crowdsourcing stories, or stories written on twitter and twitter fiction?

Do you enjoy technology as part of the story, such as Matthew Reilly writes, and other techno thrillers. Do you like older, imagined technology, such as Steampunk, alternate history, or new technology from cyberpunk? Or the technology of science fiction?

Do you enjoy the technology of archaeology which can lead to the identification of Richard III, and the discoveries of other forensic archaeology.

Are you interested in the stories from New Scientist, CSIRO, The Verge and Scientific American with the technology and inventions of real life. It might be time for a reread or a rewatch of Hidden figures.

Do you enjoy computer games, board games, and the work of Wil Wheaton? Will you be exploring photographs taken from drones, or building your own drone. What else will you be making? The Library as incubator project has some lovely ideas to explore, as does the blog for Make Magazine. You could visit your local maker space.

Wearable technology, smart homes, engineering news, and architecture news, can all be #technoread territory. The lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst is also a #technoread. Are you interested in imaginary technology such as can be described in fantasy or science fiction? Or do you want to find out more about Digital Humanities?

What about the technology of Pixar (with links to technical articles so you can read about the Artistic simulation of curly hair).  Read about Indigenous science, and the concept of streams.

What will be your favourite #technoread this month? Oh and don’t forget …while you are reading, playing or watching your #technoread, you might like to tweet about it using #technoread #rwpchat so that other people can have a conversation with you about your #technoread. You can add to the discussion on Pinterest too. You might like to post your photographs to Instagram or Flickr and use #technoread #rwpchat so others can share in your reading, watching and playing.

There will be a twitter discussion on 26 June starting at 11am and 7.00pm Australian Eastern Time.  9am – 11am  BST. Note this is a staggered discussion.

Use the tags #technoread and #rwpchat as you discuss the reading, watching playing that is your experience of #technoread, so others can join in the conversation too.

You might like to share your #technoread on facebook, or instagram.


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