In today’s tech focused landscape this interactive artwork intends to bring participants together to participate in a playful experience as opposed to via screens and headsets.
Watertoy is an interactive STEM focused game which promotes collaborative play. Derived from the initial concept of a collaborative play table conjured up in the minds of three young designers from Kimberley State School in Logan, this water-less water toy encourages children to physically play together. Watertoy uses the low tech STEM principles of archimedes screws and gears to transport balls around the game.
About the Artists
Helen Bankes and Emily Higgins, founders of Brisbane based business Make & Meld, are design educators who are passionate about giving young people opportunities to experience the design process through hands-on learning across discipline areas. Their projects, which are delivered Brisbane- wide through schools, kindergartens, libraries and beyond, revolve predominantly around the concept of play and making toys using rudimentary tools and techniques
This artwork was part of the Curiocity Brisbane 2023 Schools Challenge.
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