Stormy weather

Posted on Sunday, August 22, 2010

More at NASA (via)

Operations Centers

Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010

European Space Operations Center (ESA/ESOC)

PAETEC Network Operations Center

We are midway between atoms and stars

Posted on Wednesday, August 4, 2010



A good LongNow talk by Martin Rees last monday.

Bill Joy TED talk

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010

Watching this TED video made me end up watching this embedded TED talk by Bill Joy. I remember the article he refers to in Wired back in 2000, 'Why The Future Doesn't Need Us'. I believe I made 20 copies of it and handed them out to my friends in Amsterdam at a film screening I organized.

Street Food

Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2010




Another Great Maker Faire

Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2010







Where are you?

Posted on Saturday, May 8, 2010



Space Policipocalypse Redux

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010


Applause...lots of applause (wordle viz from Obama's speech at Kennedy yesterday).

Its The Space Policipocalypse

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More at WSJ (image via)

Satellites as Social Objects

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thanks to my colleagues, and continuing my new found blogging paradigm 'write-until-you-publish' of 2 weeks ago, I am back at writing an ephemeral post to bring online some thoughts I see passing through my conciousness these last few days. No word smithing here, just off the bat words on paper. Like, there is so much conversation and noise about NASA and its future, I don't have much to add, except that I like what I read so far.

I'm having mexican in an obscure taqueria in South San Francisco on my way back up to the city from NASA Ames where I stayed over to watch the SOTU (State Of The Union). And watching it made me realise its very different watching these types of speeches as an outsider, because it makes you realise the 'tribal' nature of these events.

Satellites as social objects? Its a conversation I had at work earlier this week. If youtube can build a platform around video as social objects, Flickr can build a platform around photos as social objects, and Linkedin can do the same around resumes, what would be NASA's most interesting objects to build a platform around?

This week's link, also as a reminder to self: Edge question 2010: How Has The Internet Changed The Way You Think?

The future is process, not a destination
Bruce Sterling

Everything is ultimately becoming information technology
Ray Kurzweil

Data is the Intel inside
Tim O'Reilly

There is only one machine and the web is its OS
Kevin Kelly

The medium is the message
Marshall McLuhan

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