Pounamu Online Game: Science-savvy NZ 

Thu 29 & Fri 30 Aug 2013,  12 noon–8:30pm &10am–12 noon
Signs of a Nation, Level 4, and online
Free entry

Join the hub playing the online game Pounamu. Explore a futuristic New Zealand where everyone can use science as easily as a computer – what are your ideas?

About Pounamu

Pounamu imagines New Zealand in the year 2023. Everyone is smart about science. Players post micro-forecasts (concise ideas – 140 characters, like Twitter) of future possibilities, and build on or reshape other players’ ideas.

What will you do? What will you create? Who will you work with? Be optimistic or envisage the worst. You decide – you’re creating the future.

Pounamu – find out more & sign up to play

Pounamu hub at Te Papa

Come to the public playing hub on Level 4. Bring your own tablet or laptop and hook up to the Wi-Fi, or use one of the devices in the hub. You can also watch from behind the scenes as the ‘Pounamu’ guides manage the game from the Level 4 hub.

The game runs online continuously from 12 noon on 29 Aug to 12 noon on 30 Aug 2013.

A Pounamu interactive session with leading New Zealand scientists takes place at Te Papa on Thu 29 Aug from 7pm to 8.30pm.