How cool is this?

Hi everyone and welcome back to a new school year!

Yes I know I’m a little delayed in this greeting, but better late than never…

So how cool is this: between August 17-31st, our digital game Futurecade was featured on the British Council stand at the National Science and Technology Fair in Thailand! We absolutely love it when folks across the world use our resources and help spread the word that science can mean something to everyone.

Why was the British Council exhibiting in Thailand? Well, they work over there to foster partnerships between science and tech organizations in Thailand and the UK, and through these partnerships they hope to develop public understanding and appreciation of science, especially amongst young people. Much of this is done through dialogue and discussion, so we were delighted and proud that Futurecade was chosen as an activity to engage the many young people (and adults!) that attended the fair during its 2 weeks.

 

Students playing Futurecade on the British Council exhibit

The stand also featured cutting-edge research projects for example Healthy Ageing from University College London, where visitors could explore the ageing process by trying out specs that worsen vision and gloves that made their hands shake (Hey! This fab team had a stand at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition in London- we worked with them as well earlier this year!)

Students explored our games and cutting edge research on the British Council stand

Over a million visitors made their way through the Fair, an impressive number. Here’s hoping they were inspired by and enjoyed all the wonderful exhibits, and left there feeling excited about science, and about all the amazing technology we have in our world because of our unending curiousity. Dialogue about science and how it impacts our lives is so important if we want people to make informed choices and feel like they can have their say - and we are thrilled that Futurecade could be a part of that!

Btw, also check out the British Council’s science e-zine , a Science and Society resource that nicely links cutting edge research to the world that we experience. 

Thanks all you folks in Thailand :)

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