Science Hack Day is coming to your city!

Posted on Mar 21, 2013
Science Hack Day is coming to your city!

Yasaman Sheri with the ‘Jello Shot Electrophoresis’ hack, photo by Matt Biddulph And I need your help to make it happen. Science Hack Day has open sourced a guide on how to organize a community of geeks to come together and make awesome things over a weekend. No experience in science or hacking is necessary – […]

The Future of Human Spaceflight

Posted on Jan 7, 2013
The Future of Human Spaceflight

Inside the National Academy of Sciences I’m excited to announce one of my latest collaborations to you all! Last month, I was appointed as a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee member of a congressionally-requested study on the future of human spaceflight. The Committee on Human Spaceflight has been tasked with a study to review the […]

Spacetrack

Posted on Nov 29, 2012
Spacetrack

digital art inspired by space by adam ferriss On Twitter the other day I had mentioned possibly putting together a mixtape of my favorite science-y songs. I decided to narrow it down to a few space-related tracks that are by artists I already love (there are plenty of science-y songs that don’t make for great […]

On being a mad rocket scientist…

Posted on Sep 27, 2012
On being a mad rocket scientist…

Fast Company has an ongoing series titled “Generation Flux” that recently featured my story of how and why I got into space exploration and science. And, if you’re in San Francisco, check out the October issue of 7×7 magazine – I’m featured in their “Hot 30” list! The photoshoot was quite fun (even though I’ve […]

A chat with Intel

Posted on Aug 28, 2012
A chat with Intel

In which I have a chat with Intel’s futurist, Brian David Johnson, in front of a Russian space capsule at the Chabot Space & Science Center. The shoot was for Intel’s Tomorrow Project: “The Tomorrow Project explores our possible futures through fact-based, science-based fiction and video conversations with scientists and science fiction authors, legends and […]

Designing weird science

Posted on Jul 10, 2012
Designing weird science

A few months ago, I gave a talk at Interaction12, an interaction design conference taking place in Ireland. I wanted to talk about the interaction design of exploring space and mashing up scientific data to create weird, sometimes whimsical things. I had so much fun giving this talk (you can probably tell it’s a bit […]

Democratized Science Instrumentation

Posted on May 29, 2012
Democratized Science Instrumentation

I wrote/curated a guidebook on democratized science instrumentation, documenting both hardware and software that significantly increase people’s opportunity to participate in scientific discovery. The paper was commissioned by the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) to be presented to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). To download the PDF, visit: http://arielwaldman.com/wp-content/2014/06/OP-7-2012-DemocratizedScienceInstrumentation-v1.pdf

More from my work with SyFy

Posted on May 16, 2012
More from my work with SyFy

Here’s a few more videos from my work with the SyFy channel in addition to the TV commercial I blogged about previously. SyFy interviewed me about Spacehack.org, working for NASA and Science Hack Day. These are all part of SyFy’s Lets Imagine Greater campaign. Scroll down to watch all 3: On exploring space and Spacehack.org: […]

Let’s Imagine Greater

Posted on Mar 8, 2012
Let’s Imagine Greater

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 […]

My recent travels

Posted on Mar 7, 2012
My recent travels

When I was first booking flights to go from San Francisco to London to Cape Town to Dublin and then later to New York before returning to San Francisco, I thought I would be completely exhausted. I packed vitamins being convinced that I would be absolutely demolished. It was exactly the opposite: I became full […]