360 De­grees of In­no­va­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - City of Perth News -

What’s on your bucket list? Have you al­ways wanted to go sky­div­ing? Maybe you’ve wanted to swim with dol­phins or fly a he­li­copter? Dur­ing In­no­va­tion Month this April, you will have the op­por­tu­nity to do all the above for free with­out leav­ing the grassed area of the North­bridge Pi­azza! City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaf­fidi said In­no­va­tion Month is about stim­u­lat­ing minds and ex­pos­ing peo­ple to new and dif­fer­ent ideas to in­ter­act with the uni­verse. “In­no­va­tion is not limited to tech­nol­ogy. Ev­ery day we are ex­posed to op­por­tu­ni­ties to be­come more ef­fi­cient, smarter, faster and make bet­ter use of our en­vi­ron­ment and the world around us.” In ad­di­tion to a mul­ti­tude of free films and ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer through­out the month, two fea­ture events will give peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to iden­tify, share and cross off some high risk, adren­a­line pump­ing ac­tiv­i­ties from their bucket list. For the month of April the North­bridge Pi­azza will bring to Perth an in­ter­ac­tive art in­stal­la­tion that in­vites peo­ple to share their per­sonal as­pi­ra­tions, by writ­ing on mas­sive public chalk­board “Be­fore I die” walls. Cre­ated by in­ter­na­tional artist Candy Change, the “Be­fore I die” walls have gained global at­ten­tion. Thanks to pas­sion­ate peo­ple around the world over 500 walls have been cre­ated in 70 coun­tries. On the last week­end of April adren­a­line junkies get a chance to ful­fil some of their bucket list wishes in an im­mer­sive 360 video ex­pe­ri­ence. With a boat, plane and ve­hi­cle on site in North­bridge, thrill seek­ers will be able to strap into a vir­tual re­al­ity de­vice and ex­pe­ri­ence sky­div­ing, he­li­copter fly­ing or go swim­ming with dol­phins. Lord Mayor Lisa Scaf­fidi said in­no­va­tion plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in Perth’s growth as a city. “The world around us and so­ci­ety con­tin­ues to change at a rapid pace,” “As we de­velop as a city we want our com­mu­nity to grow with us so we can all help shape Perth as a stronger, smarter, safer, more sus­tain­able and so­cial city.” Ms Scaf­fidi said.

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