TEDxISU 2012 // International Space University, NASA KSC, Florida Institute of Technology
NASA Astronaut Captain Winston Scott, USN-Ret. Scott, "Being an astronaut and a musician, I particularly enjoyed the presentation by Ms. Pell, about the link between science and art." [What an honour!]
Open Source Space
Gleason Theatre for the Performing Arts, FIT 6th July 2012
TED started out in 1984 as a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. The main stream is to bring together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TED holds annual conferences in Long Beach, Palm Springs and Edinburgh UK. TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
During TEDxISU, leaders from the Space Community address how the power of ideas in technology, entertainment, and design influences and inspires their work in Space. The audience were a mixture of leaders from the Space industry, participants of the ISU SSP12 session, host site personnel from FIT and NASA, local Space Companies, and the general public.
TEDxISU theme 'Open Source Space', explores how the power of new ideas can drive whole new paradigm shifts in our society. TEDxISU 2012 focuses on how Space is of Service to Humanity and the Environment; that is, how our work in Space makes life better down here on Earth. This was the first joint TEDx event for ISU, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and FIT.
Sarah Jane Pell, TEDxISU Opening Speaker Photo Michael R. Brown ©2012 FIT
"Every space project needs an artist!"
[Excerpt from talk]
"It is time for new energies. It is time for new languages. It is time for new ideas. To match the radical technological advancement and entrepreneurial fervour of activities in space. As you architect new dreams and boldly explore new frontiers in search of answers and resources, find the inner resources. Be a champion of true diversity. Be open to the arts Be a part of open source space.I am here because of your vision, your courage and your dreams and I am deeply grateful to have such a muse. From inner space to outer space, from ocean space to deep space, from cyber space to real space, every space project needs an artist! That is why I will live and work underwater on Earth for your next space mission!”
1. Sarah Jane Pell, TEDxISU Opening Speaker Photo Michael R. Brown ©2012 FIT
2. Sarah Jane Pell, post TEDxISU Photo ©2012 Michael Potter
3-5. Sarah Jane Pell - Joseph Ritter - Davey Knowles, TEDxISU. Photos ©2012 Michael Potter
6. Chris Stott TEDxISU & Gary Martin SSP12 Director thank the Speakers. Photo courtesy Ting Ho
TEDxISU Talk uploaded soon!
FIT PantherPress Interview
- WFIT 89.5FM Space Coast Radio interview
- Lacey, D. STEM education and changing the paradigm, Ad Astra, 8 Sep 2012.
- Fox, E. TEDxISU Behind the Scenes with Sarah Jane Pell, Ad Astra, 3 Aug 2012.
- Walker, M. TEDx ISU Speakers United Art And Science For ‘Open Source Space’, WFIT, 24 Jul 2012.
- Fox, E. TEDxISU comes to Florida Tech for a day of Ideas worth sharing, Ad Astra, 6 Jul 2012.
Dr. Peter Diamandis. Chairman/CEO, X PRIZE Foundation. Co-Founder of ISU, SU, and SEDS.
Michael Potter. Founder, Geeks Without Frontiers. Producer/director, Orphans of Apollo. ISU Alumni.
Col. Ron Garan. NASA Astronaut, two space flights and over 100 days in orbit.
Brian Rishikof. CEO, Odyssey Space Research. ISU Alumni.
Dr. Sarah Jane Pell. Artist. Commercial diver. TED Fellow. ISU Alumni.
Jeffrey Manber. The Open Source Space Revolution!
Dr. Thomas Painter. Climatologist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Davy Knowles. Rhythm & Blues guitarist extraordinaire.
Brian Weeden. Technical Advisor, Secure World Foundation.
Dr. Joseph Ritter. University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy.
Dr. Daniel Kraft. Physician-scientist. Chair of Medicine, SU. Executive Director, FutureMed.
Dr. Garrett Lisi. Theoretical Physicist. Surfer.
Amazing TEDxISU Organisers
Chris Stott. CEO, ManSat. Director, Odyssey Moon. ISU Trustee.
Michael Potter. Founder, Geeks Without Frontiers. ISU Alumni.
Adil Jafry. CEO Chandah Space Technologies.
Special thanks also to
Dr. Angelo Vermeaulen. Artist. Biologist. NASA/ETTAS TED Fellow.
ETTAS Artists. European Space Agency (ESA) Topical Team Art & Science
Randel Morrison & Susie Buggy. Believers.
Davey Knowles, Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, Dr. Daniel Kraft - TEDxISU 2012 Speakers/Performers backstage in the Greenroom. Photo Chris Stott.