Star Wars themed tech event returns to Lincoln this month

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Star Wars themed tech event returns to Lincoln this month

A free-to-attend sci-fi extravaganza inviting young people to come face-to-face with cutting edge digital technologies returns to the University of Lincoln next week.

Influenced by Star Wars, Future 2.0 will showcase innovative virtual reality and cutting-edge consumer tech advancements – with visitors able to meet the University’s expanding ensemble of new wave robots.

This year the event will welcome as special guest YouTube sensation and Lincoln alumnus Thomas Ridgewell – better known online as TomSka.

Known for his comedy sketches, cartoons and self-directed short films, he has accumulated a mass-following of over 5.3 million subscribers – with his videos achieving over 1.2 billion views.

Future 2.0 is aligned with the forward-thinking and pioneering academic research that is undertaken throughout the University across robotics, games-computing, media, art, and science with a range of activities for all ages spread across several interactive zones, including a return of the popular Robot Wars arena.

There will also be the opportunity for visitors to transform into Jedi knights with stage combat workshops, learn more about the Universe in an interactive space dome and test their gaming prowess against cutting edge robots in our gaming zone.

Emma Jubbs, Assistant Director (Recruitment) at the University of Lincoln, said: “Future 2.0 is a great opportunity for young people to take a look behind the scenes of science and technology research within the University, have fun with some of our sci-fi inspired exhibits and activities, and hopefully be inspired about the possibilities of digital technology.”

The event will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at the University’s Engine Shed.