Institute 361 is excited to run the GO Learn initiative at Curtin University Library since March 2017. Situated comfortably with the MakerSpace, GO Learn runs every Wednesday from 12.00 – 13.30 pm. All Curtin staff and students can participate at no cost and their time is recognised by the University as a wellness activity, which means that staff members can take time off work to play Go.
Drop-in to learn more about Go or visit Go Learn.
WHEN: Every Wednesday 12.00-13.30 pm
WHERE: Robertson Library Maker Space, Level 5, Curtin University, Kent Street/Hayman Road, Bentley Western Australia.
"Recently I had the opportunity to travel to China for a summer program at Tsinghua University. I had never been to China before and didn’t quite know what to expect. I was particularly looking forward to playing Go with Chinese locals. I first learnt about Go at my university library thanks to Silva at Insitute361. After attending a number of sessions, I began to develop a stronger understanding of the strategy and patterns of play. This proved very useful throughout my time in China. The first week of my trip was with a Chinese family and they were initially very surprised I could play. Almost the whole family played Go, and despite my amateur skill level I was still able to impress them with my ability to play Go. I liked playing Go with Chinese locals as it was a particularly fun and useful way to bridge any cultural and language gaps whilst building stronger friendships. The more I play Go the more intrigued I become with the strategy and its parallels with many aspects of life. For me the strategy is contagious and almost addictive, as you seemingly can never learn it all. I feel this is the best part of Go, you can learn from every game because each opponent plays with a different style. I am so glad that I knew how to play Go because it added to my experience in China and enabled me to further engage with Chinese people and culture on a much deeper level. Go is also a truly fun way to practice your critical thinking skills and I’m extremely grateful that to have learnt how to enjoy this wonderful strategic game. Thanks Silvia!"
Institute 361 partners with the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance at Curtin University to provide free mentoring program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The pilot program Go Ninja aims to maximise the potential of young people with Autism and to build life-long skills and confidence through the game of Go. The pilot program uses the unique combination of science and art, which the game of Go brings together.
WHEN: Four consecutive Saturdays, starting on the 26th August, through 2nd September, 9th September and finishing on the 16th September 2017 from 12.15-14.15pm
WHERE: Building 314 (New Technologies) at Curtin University, Kent Street/Hayman Road, Bentley, Western Australia.