Future Fictions and Future Leaders

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In term 4 2017, Belmore Boys High School took part in a  'Speeches from the Future' workshops where students imagined the future in fifty years time. In just a term of workshops, they managed to create a TED Talk style address with a focus on technological and social change! They debated topics like artificial intelligence, extinction of species, super viruses and more!

Building on that fantastic start, we  continued this program in term 1 2018, with students from Liverpool Girls High, as well as primary school students from Belmore South Public and Plunkett Primary.

Students have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to dream big, think weird, and invent exciting futures for their community.
— Matt Roden, Storyteller

Students mapped the history of communication technologies and pitched ideas for what might come next, they investigated the social, political, cultural, environmental, and emotional impacts of artificial intelligence, social media, and digital surveillance, they mapped their future communities and they wrote diary entries from someone living 50 years in the future!

The results of some of Belmore South's designs and predictions can be viewed on Instagram, @belmoresouth2068, or online here!

Well done to all participating students! We are thoroughly inspired and thrilled that the future is in your hands!

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