LTG staff were on hand at this year’s Royal Society Festival of Science + Arts. The event was a unique ten-day festival filling every corner of Southbank Centre. The festival explored links between the sciences and arts and features a host of cross-disciplinary collaborations, scientific and artistic events. The Modelling 4All team were staffing a display with the Zoology Department. Emerging infections: viruses that come in from the wild
A thousand children, teachers, scientists, and curious adults built models of epidemics using a software service developed by the Learning Technologies Group . Visitors turned their models into computer games where the player can make various public health interventions to try to stop the epidemic. Over 1100 games were made during the exhibition and since the exhibit closed web visitors to http://modelling4all.org have created an additional 130 games in less than a week.
Queen Elizabeth came within ten feet of Howard and Ken but sadly did not stop by to build a epidemic game.