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Lab Live: Future Me

9th June 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A boy wearing a pair of virtual reality glasses

You’re invited to… Lab Live: Future Me

What will the future look like? Experiment, tinker and explore with over 15 makers, experts and creators including LEGO, IBM and Opitec and Design Club at our festival of the future.

Through imaginative invention, making, coding, performances, virtual reality, green screen, animation and amazing technology demonstrations, you can explore a host of activities and demonstrations across the Imagination Lab and the Engine Hall, our 12,000 sq foot warehouse space, together as a family.

What can I expect at Lab Live: Future Me?

Through a series of zones, children and families can invent, try our new technologies, test out their ideas and show others what they’ve thought of, built, imagined and created. Take a look at some of the activities on offer…

Future Me: Ideation Zone

  • Movement Warriors will be helping unleash creativity through awesome dance moves.
  • Design Club will be introducing design thinking to help you create inventive solutions for the future.
  • Create a Time Capsule for your future self, make predictions and set yourself goals.

Future Me: Prototyping Zone

  • In the Opitec Makerspace you can tinker and experiment to make futuristic transport using maker kits.
  • Animate stories of the future using Stop Frame animation with You Can Too.
  • Contribute to Super City, a growing mini-city in the Lab, where you can construct with wire, code with BBC Micro:Bit and design new buildings, transport, people and ideas.
  • Experiment with Knotty with the RCA to learn about circuits using conductive ropes and batteries.

Future Me: Future Lab

  • Wonder will be showcasing the latest technology – see robots and augmented reality tech!
  • Use Cospaces to create your own virtual reality world with simple code.
  • Play with LEGO We Do kits to design and build cars of the future. Learn to code them so you can race against other LEGO inventions!
  • Try your hand at recoding the Anemone. Make the switches on this interactive installation perform different actions like send an email, make a sound or light up.

Show and Tell Theatre

  • IBM will be demonstrating the latest tech and giving you the change to interact with Artificial Intelligence! Have a chat with the NAO Robot or get an Emoji response based on your emotions 😀
  • Present ideas or enjoy watching and exploring extraordinary ideas created during the day by others.
  • See the Future of Cities show with artist Jim Bond, where he’ll be sharing ideas from Super City, the collaborative mini city.
  • PPL PWR will take you on a journey through DIY renewables – technologies that change the way we think about the world! Can you turn on a light with the warmth of your own body?  Want your plants to water themselves when they get thirsty? Find out what’s possible and have a go with scientific gadgets.

When is Lab Live: Future Me?

Lab Live: Future Me takes place Saturday 9 June. There are morning (10:00am-1:00pm), afternoon (2:00-5:00pm) and all day tickets available. There will be an hour break between 1:00-2:00pm between the morning and afternoon sessions. Those with morning only tickets are welcome to stay for lunch, but will need to leave the Lab by 2:00pm. Those with afternoon tickets are welcome to arrive at 1:00pm for lunch, but activities will not begin until 2:00pm.

Who is Lab Live: Future Me for and how much does it cost?

This event is ideal for children aged between 5-12 years old and their families, friends and carers. Please note, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 are welcome to attend and do not require a ticket, but as the activities are aimed at children 5+ there will be limited activities for younger children to take part in.

Tickets cost £7 for a half day and £12 for a full day. All activities can be enjoyed for free, but some stalls and activities include an enhanced or take-home option, which is paid.

If you’re a Lambeth resident, you’re eligible for free tickets on a first come first served basis. You can receive notifications about when free ticket codes are release by signing up here or you can email us at hello@ioi.london to request the code. LAMBETH TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.

Do you take cash or card?

We prefer payments by card for food, drinks and at the Imagination Store. We are able to take cash, but have limited change available. If the event is not sold out and tickets are available on the door, we also prefer to take card payments.

Is there food and drink at Lab Live: Future Me?

There will be hot drinks available to purchase throughout the day and a lunch break between 1:00-2:00pm, where a street market vendor will be on site selling food. Those with morning only tickets are welcome to stay for lunch, but will need to leave the Lab by 2:00pm. Those with afternoon tickets are welcome to arrive at 1:00pm for lunch, but activities will not begin until 2:00pm. As always, we welcome you to bring your own food, which can be eaten in the Lab.

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9th June 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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