Media & Technology

After hours, experience the State Library building in a one-night-only interactive live music performance curated by Tone List. Visual artists collaborate with cutting-edge musicians to celebrate the relaunch of the Western Australian New Music Archive.
Monthly on the first Sunday at 2:00pm
Comics are for everyone! An ongoing event for comic book creators of all levels, from aspiring artists to hobbyists and professionals. Each month members of the Perth comic arts scene meet to talk about what they’re working on and share skills.
Corridors of Blissterday

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As part of WA Music Month, the State Library and WA Music present a live performance of new works by Sze Tsang/Samarobryn. Sze will transform State Library maps into interactive virtual instruments. Visual information is translated into an ever-changing sonic landscape, creating an exciting and innovative performance that blends history and technology into a new form.
A City in Flux

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In collaboration with XR:WA, an immersive Virtual Reality time-lapse history of built Perth. This stunning architectural VR story takes the viewer on a breathtaking journey from the ground up to a bird’s eye view.
History at your Fingertips

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Through unfettered access to architectural plans, photographs, and personal documents held in the Library collection, this VR experience allows you to explore the buildings and the hidden history of the closed resort and Andalusian horse show.

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Explore the immersive world of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and gaming at the annual XR:WA FREE Conference and Expo at the Perth Cultural Centre.

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WritingWA presents Quantum Words Perth. WA’s only writers’ festival dedicated to writing about science, innovation, creativity and the spaces in which they intersect.
The Dreaming

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Drop into the Nook to see episodes of the acclaimed television series The Dreaming - animated films of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling.  Throughout NAIDOC week, Screenarts and the State Library will show the award-winning animated series The Dreaming.
Protecting our rights online

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Digital technologies are becoming part of our everyday lives. But with these increases in connectivity, convenience, and efficiency come many risks to our privacy, security, and safety online. In this session, we will explore some of the ethical questions about modern digital technologies and consider how they can create risks, cause harm, and undermine our rights online.

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We know the world needs to change – but what do we do about it, and how can young people make their voice heard? Whether it’s climate action, mental health or trans rights – whatever your passion, this session offers a crash course in advocacy, activism and how to bring about the change you want to see in the world.
SMaRT technologies and MICROfactories creating products from waste

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We can start a new ‘green materials’ revolution and advance Australian manufacturing, be more sustainable and create new jobs. Professor Veena Sahajwalla explores how we can take so called “end of life” waste products and reform them into materials for remanufacturing.
A virtual panel discussion

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What makes the streets so interesting to photographers? A panel of contemporary photographers and artists will explore the metaphor of the ‘street as theatre’.