[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: [SALT] Beyond Mars next TUESDAY Oct. 15 (for forwarding)

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From: Stewart Brand <sb at longnow.org>
To: SALT list <salt at list.longnow.org>
Subject: [SALT] Beyond Mars next TUESDAY Oct. 15 (for forwarding)
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 20:12:49 -0700

“Dare mighty things” concludes the most dramatic space video in years,
"Seven Minutes of Terror." Narrated by Adam Steltzner, it spelled out
how the “sky crane” his team designed at JPL would have to perform an
elaborate, impossible-seeming sequence to lower the huge Mars rover
Curiosity to the planet’s surface from a hovering rocket guided totally
by artificial intelligence. Humans wouldn’t know if it worked until it
was all over. Hence the terror.

The actual Mars landing on August 6, 02012, went perfectly, and
Steltzner found himself a TV star after the live coverage, and the
subject of a New Yorker profile.  Fans in the Bay Area discovered he is
local talent, the product of College of Marin, a kid who discovered
science late and soared to meet it with panache.

Now he wonders, “How does our exploration of Mars inform what might come
next for us humans and our Earth?”

"Beyond Mars, Earth," Adam Steltzner, SFJAZZ Center, Hayes Valley, San
Francisco, 7pm, Tuesday October 15.  The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

To be sure of a seat:
• Long Now Members can use the discount code on the Steltzner Seminar
page to reserve 2 free seats.
• You can purchase tickets for $15 each.
• Tune into the live audio stream for Long Now Members at 7:30 PST -
become a member for just $8 a month.
Share this talk: Adam Steltzner, "Beyond Mars, Earth" Long Now talk on
10/15 http://goo.gl/jHRaAt

Talks coming up:
Nov. 18 (Mon.) - Richard Kurin, "American History in 101 Objects"
Dec. 17 (Tue.) - Rick Prelinger, "Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 8"

High-quality videos of the talks and other benefits (such as priority
tickets) are available to Long now members.  Membership, which starts at
$8/month ($96/year), helps support the series and other Long Now
projects.  Joinable here.

This is one of a monthly series of Seminars About Long-term Thinking
(SALT) organized by The Long Now Foundation.  Free audio and my
summaries of all previous talks are available for download here (or stay
up to date with the podcast here).  You'll find a range of long-term
thinking items on our Blog (RSS).  If you would like to be notified by
email (like this one) of forthcoming talks, go here to sign up online. 
Any questions, contact Danielle Engelman at Long Now -- 415-561-6582 x1
or danielle at longnow.org.

You are welcome to forward this notice to anyone you think might be

 --Stewart Brand (sb at longnow.org)

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