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Monday, March 11 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
100 Year Starship: Interstellar Travel and Beyond

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Private space exploration projects have made headlines recently with companies like Space X, Planetary Resources and Virgin Galactic, but the first woman of color in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, has grander ambitions. In 2012, under Dr. Jemison’s leadership, the “100 Year Starship” initiative received widespread media attention as well as seed funding from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The goal of “100 Year Starship” is to enable human interstellar flight within the next 100 years and enhance life on earth through the application of interstellar research and technologies.

We’ll talk about Dr. Jemison’s initial experiences with NASA & space travel, how the 100 Year Starship organization plans to tackle the enormity of this mission, the importance of inclusive grassroots involvement, as well as insights regarding the project’s technology initiatives, the potential application for health care, energy, power consumption and self-sustaining technologies in the future.

 


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Daniel Gilbert

@Dan Gilbert believes that, in our ardent, lifelong pursuit of happiness, most of us have the wrong map. In the same way that optical illusions fool our eyes -- and fool everyone's eyes in the same way -- Gilbert argues that our brains systematically misjudge what will make us happy. And these quirks in our cognition make humans very poor predictors of our own bliss. | | The premise of his current research -- that our assumptions about what will... Read More →
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Mae Jemison

@Dr. Mae C. Jemison is currently leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS) an initiative seed funded by DOD’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to assure the capability for human interstellar space travel to another star is possible within the next 100 years. She also is founder of the technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group, Inc. that integrates the critical impact of socio-cultural issues when designing and implementing... Read More →
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Jae Rhim Lee

@Jae Rhim Lee is a visual artist, designer, and researcher whose work proposes unorthodox relationships between the mind/body/self and the built and natural environment.   Jae Rhim’s work follows a research methodology which includes self-examination, transdisciplinary immersion and dialogue, and diy design, ultimately taking the form of living units, furniture, wearables, recycling systems, and personal and social interventions. In... Read More →
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Benjamin Palmer

@Benjamin Palmer is a co-founder of The Barbarian Group, and has served as its CEO since the company’s founding in 2001. Palmer is one of the most respected voices in the world of interactive and digital advertising. He’s been named one of Creativity’s 50 top creatives and one of Esquire’s ‘Best & Brightest’. Palmer is President of the Art Director’s Club, 2012 Jury Chairman of the One Show... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78701

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