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Gaming theatre could spark a playful interest in science

19 February 2016

Theatre with lights.

A new, theatrical way is being used to engage the public with science and technology. An example of one of the games:

You’ve just sat down to dinner, but you’ve got a job to do. Before the dessert arrives, you need to save a pair of orangutans named (with a cheeky nod to British politics) David and Samantha. If you want to safeguard these animals and assure their habitat, you’re going to have to do something about palm oil. You’re going to have to crack The Green Gold Conspiracy. The games can either be played by groups of friends or strangers, or by individuals communicating with mysterious, unseen games masters by email or text.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to describe examples to illustrate when technology has had a positive impact on society and/or the environment. 2
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments. 8

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Keywords: games, science, theatre, characterisitcs of technological outcomes

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