Amazing presentation on the globalization of space. There’s been a skyrocketing number (heh) of satellites launched, leading to the consequent explosion (double heh) rise of space junk.
Live recording of the podcast with guests Jo Walton, Robert Silverberg, and Kim Stanley Robinson. Hosted by Jonathan Strahan and Gary Wolfe.
They draw a distinction between crowd-sourcing data collection and people performing inquiry on their own. Panel seems to portray citizen science as an extension of social activism in the 60’s. But as my wife points out, “What about Ben Franklin?” These people need to read Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle trilogy.
Throngs of fen streaming into London’s ExCel center for the World Science Fiction Convention 2014. The venue looks like something from the future! Inside, you can almost imagine being in a space ship.