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Hacking Space Exploration

Ariel Waldman (Spacehack.org)
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 62 ratings)

From launching robots into space to discovering distant galaxies: how people are creating open source space exploration and hacking science.

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Ariel Waldman


Ariel Waldman is an open science strategist, interaction designer and the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration. She currently works at Institute For The Future, a non-profit founded by early internet pioneers and ARPANET researchers. Recently, she founded Science Hack Day SF, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in a weekend.

Additionally, she sits on the advisory board for the SETI Institute ‘s science radio show Are We Alone?, is a contributor to the book State of the eUnion: Government 2.0 and Onwards, and is the founder of CupcakeCamp. In 2008, she was named one of the top 50 most influential individuals in Silicon Valley. Previously, she was a CoLab Program Coordinator at NASA, a Digital Anthropologist at VML (a WPP agency), and a sci-fi movie gadget columnist for Engadget.

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Ricardo Signes
08/01/2011 6:18am PDT

This was interesting, inspiring, and well-delivered. This is what I want to expect from plenary keynotes.

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Dan Bernier
07/30/2011 10:53am PDT

I love the open science emphasis at Oscon, seeing how people in other fields are promoting openness and participation. Very inspiring talk, Ariel.

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Jeff Hamann
07/27/2011 9:20pm PDT

An inspirational vanguard.

Casper Bodewitz
07/27/2011 8:13pm PDT

Awesome talk Ariel! It inspired me to get back into space stuff again. REally cool how you make things happen and can talk about it in an very engagin manner.

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Donna Benjamin
07/27/2011 2:54pm PDT

Thank you Ariel – I wanna hack the stars now. :)

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Estelle Weyl
07/27/2011 11:40am PDT

Great, energetic, fun, inspiring talk. By far the best of the morning.

Tim Krajcar
07/27/2011 10:08am PDT

Inspiring talk. Best of the morning by a lightyear…