‘The Science Of…’ is preparing a new exhibition called Spymaker which will examine surveillance and counter-surveillance in the near future (20 years from now). They have launched a call for participation from the public; you can send in sketches and short descriptions of surveillance-related products that you can imagine in use in 20 years time. They are seeking a broad range of submissions; if your kids are into spies, gadgets, or science, this might be a fun project to work on with them.
Selected concepts will be developed for the exhibition by product designers, and model makers will then produce prototypes based on the designs. ‘The Science Of…’ will pay £250 for each concept sketch and idea that is selected for development.
The exhibition will be opening at the Science Museum, London in February 2007, and will tour internationally for 5 years. You can find out more on ‘The Science of…” website.