Posted on Mar 8, 2012 | 5 Comments

I’m totally over the moon about this: I’m featured in a TV spot airing on SyFy as part of their Let’s Imagine Greater campaign! You can catch it “live” on the SyFy channel this weekend: Saturday @ 6:13pm EST & Sunday @ 5:33pm EST. Or just check it out below:

SyFy’s tagline is “Let’s Imagine Greater” and this is part of a campaign to get everyone to imagine amazing things – and hopefully create them! This is very much in line with my work: is about anyone being able to explore space and make scientific discoveries, and Science Hack Day is all about getting excited and making things with science. You can hear more about my story and some of my miscellaneous thoughts at my page on the Let’s Imagine Greater site.

The shoot was so much fun – I was acting out a lot of things on green screen, so it’s great to see how it all comes together in the end. I really loved filming on a set – I hope it’ll be the first of many.

photo by David Chun
photo by David Chun
SyFy shoot for Let's Imagine Greater campaign
Me & creative director Chris Dooley, photo by David Chun

More photos from the shoot are at

Want to chat with me about imagining amazing-awesome-weird science-y things or how you can get involved as a spacehacker? Save the date: March 28, 4-5pm EST. I’ll be hosting a live TweetChat – follow @letsimaginegrtr and join the discussion at or by watching #letsimaginegreater.


  1. Matthew F. Reyes
    March 9, 2012

    It is not humanly possible for me to have a bigger smile on my face ;)

  2. Amber Case
    March 11, 2012

    I’m so happy to see this video! I keep watching it again and again. Great to see you in Dublin and again this week at SXSW! And of course, see you in the future. Perhaps it will be Antarctica next time!

  3. Jessy Kate Schingler
    March 13, 2012

    ariel!! what a fantastic spot!! i love it :D <3

  4. laura
    April 3, 2012

    So cool!

  5. Michael Laine
    April 24, 2012

    WOW – that’s so great! ;-)

    I was scanning through the twitter feed from the Planetary Resources announcement, and saw a post from you. Which led me to think “I should check in on her and see what she’s up to…”

    Congrats on the commercial – that’s really awesome!