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Monday, March 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Get Physical: Making Space Data Real on Earth

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Most of us dream about space exploration - but haven't yet touched those stars ourselves. Can earth science and other open data connect us physically and personally to the exploration of the universe? It could be that the Space Station is overhead; it could be that a solar storm has exceeded a threshold; or that in space it is very very cold. Can we adorn and decorate our lives with what we've learned from space? Can we bring data close to us to engage us physically in far-off exploration- and let those interactions to change our digital lives? We'll look at a variety of real space data and the international, cross-disciplinary collaborations that can discover its secrets. There is a certain thrill that you feel when you know that you are connected to something. From our earliest use of technology to synchronize and connect communities we have used simple interactions and design to inform people, providing connections to things and places beyond ourselves. Let's see what's possible.
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Ali Llewellyn

Community AdvocateNASA Open Government InitiativeI like asking questions, listening to the answers, and singing in public. I've studied (and taught) classics, cross-cultural communication, and theology... and now I am the community advocate for NASA's Open Government Initiative and... Read More →
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David McGloin

Sr LecturerUniversity of DundeeDavid McGloin is the Head of the Division of Physics at the University of Dundee in Scotland. His research interests include using light to manipulate microscopic particles using tools called optical tweezers. He studies cellular adhesion processes as... Read More →
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Jon Rogers

Sr LecturerUniversity of Dundee
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Dr Jayne Wallace

Reader in Experience PrototypingNorthumbria UniversityI'm a digital jeweller and a design researcher. I like working closely with people to find out some of the things that are most meaningful to them and then making digital jewellery that responds to and echoes these fragments of... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Omni Downtown, Lone Star

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