Full spread in Linux Format

Posted on Dec 12, 2011
Full spread in Linux Format

Okay, I’m not precisely the hot centerfold spread (that was saved for a revealing penguin shot), but I was put on the cover of Linux Format! I tried to talk the interviewers into making the cover a picture of Tux in an astronaut suit (like GitHub’s octonaut) – sadly this didn’t come to fruition. Here’s […]

Mail delivery from NASA

Posted on Oct 7, 2011
Mail delivery from NASA

I just received the most awesome thing in the mail from NASA: a block of aerogel incased in one of the original boxes (see the inscribed number on the box) that held a block of aerogel for NASA’s Stardust spacecraft. Aerogel was used in the spacecraft to capture pieces of interstellar dust by impacting a […]

Hacking science: the intersection of web geeks and science geeks

Posted on Aug 31, 2011

I was honored to be an invited guest blogger on Scientific American – I’m reblogging my article here: Science should be something that is disruptively accessible – empowering people from a variety of different backgrounds to explore, participate in, and build new ways of interacting with and contributing to science. Unfortunately, the relationship most adults […]

5 years ago

Posted on Aug 16, 2011

(Thanks to @magnuson for the original tweet) #5yearsago This is actually something I think about fairly often. When I give talks, I often mention where I came from, not only to illustrate that anyone can actively contribute to space exploration and scientific discovery, but also in hopes of finding other stories like mine. Stories about […]

OSCON Keynote

Posted on Jul 29, 2011

Recently, I had the pleasure of keynoting at OSCON, O’Reilly Media’s open source convention, on how people are creating open source space exploration and hacking science: http://youtu.be/MZXmIkwQbjQ

Featured in Soho House Magazine!

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

I was interviewed about Spacehack.org and some of my thoughts surrounding NASA (and cupcakes!) for the Spring 2011 issue of Soho House Magazine. The photoshoot with my photographer friend, Matt Nuzzaco, was a lot of fun! Here’s the spread: (Copyright Soho House UK Ltd., Article by John Power, Photo by Matt Nuzzaco) The full magazine […]

Forecasting the future for fun

Posted on Mar 1, 2011

Realizing I need to be better about updating my blog (lately my Twitter and Tumblr are the only ones receiving love). Will try to make an effort to post more (but shorter) stuff here, starting with… Here’s a video from me yesterday on TWiT‘s Fourcast show where four people come together to cast their predictions […]

A semantic exploration of interaction + experience design

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

(early concept for Iron Man 2 by Prologue) Exploring semantics I think about language, definitions, taxonomies/folksonomies and semantics constantly and find an enormous amount of value for myself and others in doing so (as a friend at NASA recently wrote to me, “Sometimes…labeling something is just the spark that’s needed.”). This post is a bit […]

“Space Hacks” – watch my 2010 Linux Australia talk

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

In January, I gave a talk in New Zealand about hacking into space exploration, highlighting some of the projects on Spacehack.org. Ariel Waldman: Space Hacks from Ariel Waldman on Vimeo. This video is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. Conference: Linux Australia 2010 (linux.conf.au) in Wellington, New Zealand Speaker: Ariel Waldman

Hacking space with hackerspaces and helium

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

True to “hacker” form, I quickly shot this super low quality video using my BlackBerry Bold More and more people are reaching the edge of space with weather balloon payloads to the point that that NBC Nightly News just aired a segment on the space hacking trend. I’m incredibly excited to see this getting mainstream […]