This weekend, I was interviewed by Doug and Tom from Music Manumit, a US-american podcast on Creative Commons music and news. Music Manumit has several formats: Talk Show, Music Show, Punk Show – these names speaking for themselves – and Law Show. “Law Show?” you may ask. Yes, Law Show, as music and other creative goods have a lot to do with Copyright and Licencing nowadays, Doug as a law student decided to release yet another format of the show.
A while ago, I interviewed Doug for our monthly netaudio column for Cologne magazine Stadtrevue. I still owe posting the full interview here in my blog, this is upcoming.
Directly after the show, I was hijacked by Ryan Breedlove aka RynoTheBearded for his #Unformatted podcast to which you can listen here. Ryno runs a 24/7 live CC music station and livecasted the Music Manumit episode I was taking part in.
Starting off I have to say that this certainly was the best re:publica ever since I attended it for the first time in 2010. So well done! Many thanks and lots of respect to everybody who made this possible.
Following a rather light and entertaining panel discussion entitled “Tweeting from Space for the Digital public” I held in 2012, I had the chance to curate a couple of sessions on Space Science within the Open Science Track together with programme coordinators Geraldine and Sandra. Although in the end just four (or respectively three) of nine planned sessions took place, these have been terrific. Let’s begin with one of my highlights of the Open Science Track:
I have been following Carolina’s Blog and her work for quite a while now with growing interest, so I was really lucky. Not just because we coud invite her, but also because she and her family including her baby undertook the long travel from Cape Town to Berlin. Carolina’s talk on crowdsourced stronomy, citizen science and hacking projects was equally inspiring and raising awareness. Many thanks to Geraldine de Bastion who made this possible.
Let’s continue with Part Time Scientists: Karsten Becker, Robert Böhme and their international team of about 100 people are among the favourites to win the Google Lunar XPrize. The goal is to safely land a rover on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 metres and send high resolution images and data back to Earth – as well as the first SMS an email from the moon. Google offers up to 30 Million US dollars as reward. Although launching rover Asimov on board a russian Dnepr rocket will cost just as much, Part Time Scientists (PTS) don’t even think about shying away. I think that gives an impression about the fact PTS have to manage not just enormous technical but also administrative challenges. But if Robert, Karsten and team will tackle these challenges with the same enthusiasm as they delivered their talk I have absolutely no doubt they will make it.
Part Time Scientists are supported by DLR, or more precisely by the DLR Institute of Robotics and mechatronics, which contributes the rover’s propulsion technology as well as the autonomous navigation based on environmental perception technology.