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Ariel Waldman Talk: Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana


4-5 p.m.: Lecture and Questions with Introduction by John Wilkin (University Librarian and Dean of Libraries)

5-6 p.m.: Reception


Don’t panic: the next big science revolution isn’t just for asteroid miners or CERN scientists. There’s an emerging movement towards “massively multiplayer science” – empowering people from a variety of different backgrounds to be explorers and contributors to new scientific discoveries and methods. Just as science fiction has often shown the way to future inventions, the act of hacking is now generating prototypes that act as footholds for future explorations, discoveries and epiphanies in science. Leagues of multidisciplinary science hackers are mashing up ideas, mediums, industries and people to create crude yet cunning devices that change how we experience science. From the collisions of subatomic particles to the explosions of supernovas, this presentation takes you on an unusual trip through the weird, whimsical and surprisingly useful ways to explore the galaxy.

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Visit Ariel Waldman’s website here.

Ariel Waldman’s visit brought to you by a generous gift to the University Library’s Scholarly Commons from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

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