Ariel Waldman, Academic Earth Interview Series
In the first episode of Academic Earth's Interview Series, we speak with with Ariel Waldman, founder of SpaceHack.org and Science Hack Day. Ariel is the founder of Spacehack.org -- an online directory of ways for you to participate in actual, real-life space exploration. She is also the creator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend. Ariel is also an interaction designer, a research affiliate at Institute For The Future, and an advisor for the SETI Institute‘s radio show, Big Picture Science. Previously, she worked at NASA’s CoLab program whose mission was to connect communities inside and outside NASA in order to collaborate. Ariel has also been a sci-fi movie gadget columnist for Engadget and a digital anthropologist at VML. In 2008, she was named one of the top 50 most influential individuals in Silicon Valley.During the podcast we discuss Spacehack and Science Hack Day as these resources have allowed everyday people to make cool science inventions and space exploration affordable and a reality. Learn more about them and how you can get involved in the clip below: Don't forget to share your thoughts below!