Now at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center! NEXT: Wednesday 12 January 2011, 6-9pm
Our theme for 12 January is "Opening the Space Portal"
Location: Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 W. 21st St., New York, NY 10011
Door 6pm, videos 7pm, speakers 7:40-8:20, discussion until 9pm
With the Explorers Club in 2010 we brought you Richard Garriott, Anousheh Ansari, and Lori Garver discussing private travel to the International Space Station. Rick Tumlinson talked about the history of MirCorp and the new opportunities for space travel and settlement. AC Charania explored the markets open to new space companies and featured some of the contenders.
To kick off 2011 we're at Eyebeam with best-selling author Howard Bloom, whose enthralling books intertwine science, spirituality, economics, and social evolution. He is a leading activist for the development and implementation of Space Solar Power. "Howard Bloom personifies America's entrepreneurial genius; following him will lead us to a new world of wealth creation." -Rich Kirby, President, Kepler Space University
"Bloom tries to see the whole picture from the origin of the universe through the origin of life to the origins of humanity and the continuity of the creativity of the cosmos in our personal and social behavior. His insights along the way are mind-churning" says Robin Fox, founder of the Anthropology Department at Rutgers University, former director of research for the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation.
"Howard Bloom's books are a gift to civilization. The Genius of the Beast is the best business history I'e read, and I've read many." -Alex Lightman, author of Brave New Unwired World: The Digital Big Bang and the Infinite Internet.
Welcome: Ted Southern is a sculptor, costume maker, and inventor from Brooklyn, New York. For the last 4 years, Ted has been developing a new generation of space suit gloves, in coordination with Nikolay Moiseev, a Russian spacesuit fabricator. In November 2009, Ted and Nik outperformed NASA's current Phase VI spacesuit gloves, and won second place in NASA's Astronaut Glove Challenge. While at Eyebeam, Ted will be digitally developing the complicated patterns for these gloves, including pressure restraints and the Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment, and modeling hard and soft patterns for a new, complete low cost pressure suit.
Videos: Rob Dunbar hunts for data on our climate from 12,000 years ago, finding clues inside ancient seabeds and corals and inside ice sheets.
In tough economic times, our exploratory science programs ÃÂ¢Ã,Â" from space probes to the Large Hadron Collider ÃÂ¢Ã,Â" are first to suffer budget cuts. Physicist Brian Cox explains how curiosity-driven science pays for itself, powering innovation and a profound appreciation of our existence.
Each TEDxMidTownNY program will feature 2 live speakers, and 2 presentations from http://www.TED.com, followed by discussion and networking.
TEDxMidTownNY takes place about 6 times a year near central Manhattan and is sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation. Our 12 January event is at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.
Advance Purchase of tickets is recommended: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142524. Tickets go on sale at the door beginning at 6:00pm the evening of the event. Tickets are $20 general admission and $5 for students with i.d. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center
540 W. 21st St
New York, NY 10011
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