You want to talk about space, do ya? You want the inside track from people involved in the industry but you want to pick their brains and learn from them on a personal level? You want to do these things and you haven't heard of Space Up? Here, I'll fix all of these problems at once.
Save this date. September 22nd, 2012.
Want to look at the moon? Go outside at night and look up. Easy. You don't need super advanced technology to gaze up at the wonder that is Earth's natural satellite.
Now, let's take that a step further. Lets say you want to have a few buddies over who also happen to be into staring at the moon. That might be a bit tougher to organize, what with everyone being busy and not having a forecast plan of the lunar cycle mapped out in sync with their personal schedule. Not to worry, International Observe the Moon Night is here to save the day... er, night.
SXSW is finally over for us here at X PRIZE and now that i've had a moment to catch my breath, allow me recollect the events of 2012 South by Southwest Interactive with a calm mind, a trophy, and a handful of Red Vines.
The first thing I must make clear is that this was my very first SXSW. Although I have followed it for years, this was my first real interaction with the convention and I had no idea what to expect when it came to the logistics. It's one thing to follow a series of tweets or links from home, but it's a whole other monkey to deal with in person. Luckily, I had a crack team of SXSW veterans to lead me along my arduous journey and show me the ropes.
SXSW (South by Southwest) is rapidly approaching and starting on Thursday, March 8, the team here at GLXP will be there first-hand to tweet, blog, Facebook and update every other form of social media we can possibly think of to feed you as much information as humanly possible! For those of you unfamiliar with SXSW, it's essentially a meeting ground in Austin, Texas, where the entire internet gets together to talk about the latest and greatest in tech, software, and social media. GLXP is attending "South By" in order to establish some new connections in the industry, find how social media resources can be applied to benefit our cause, and of course to spread the word about the Google Lunar X PRIZE to a tech-oriented audience.
It has been spoken of for decades. The same bright spots in our mind that give life to creativity and ingenuity also harbor the darkest recesses of our imagination. We are an innovative lot with aspirations to construct the future exponentially through the use of steel, crafted in our image, but that which has been designed to build will also destroy. They carry the dreams of our future but also hold its fate. I am, of course, speaking of the impending robot apocalypse. O_O
X PRIZE'S CEO, Peter Diamandis, gave a keynote TED talk on Wednesday about the abundance of the future via the accessibility of exponentially-growing technology. He recently released his book "Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think", which hit #1 on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and #2 on the NY Times Bestseller List, and is using it as a platform to raise global awareness regarding the potential uses of technology to spread information, resources, and education to every able mind.
A few days ago a posted a blog asking readers to send me some pictures of themselves dressed up in anything they could find that was space related. It was a vicious battle but after the smoke cleared there was a clear victor that stood out oh so fabulously. The winner of the first ever Final Frontier of Fashion competition is...
Last week I submitted the challenge to strut your stuff and dawn your best and most fashionable space gear. After a wonderful parade interstellar aesthetic pageantry, I have scooped up a few of the runways hottest rising stars.
Here we have the lovely @Capoglou sporting her subtle @MDRSupdates spacesuit trying her hardest not to sneeze. God speed.
@Luke_Ubiquitous shows us how to spin in space... unfortunately the cold vacuum provides very poor acoustics.