show #86: curious george

show #86
show #86

back in the glorious days of ’08 the scilands archipelago of sims was home to MICA which stands for meta-institute for computational astrophysics. among many thriving exhibits run by a number of other institutions, MICA held public lectures and was focused on communicating with the enthusiastic science “amateur”.

our guest today is curious george aka caltech professor george djorgovski who was instrumental in popularizing [at least temporarily…] the concept of using virtual worlds for science outreach.

enjoy a special show, partially recorded in empty physical rooms/virtual sims & one vibrant european city:

now go on, dear listener and read:

  • george’s avatar = just like him in rl!
curious george lecturing live in sl
curious george lecturing live in sl
escience in drax' hometown
escience in drax’ hometown
nobel laureate john mather giving seminar in sl
nobel laureate john mather giving seminar in sl
data visualization in sl
data visualization in sl
public lecture with prof. giuseppe longo at mica
public lecture with prof. giuseppe longo at mica
mica partial list of 2012 talks
mica partial list of 2012 talks
scilands and spaceflight museum - still there in sl
scilands and spaceflight museum – still there in sl
vintage sl
vintage sl
  • a public lecture organized by mica in 2009:
  • draxtor checks out mars on explorer island with sandstorms in the background
mars on explorer island - drax in spacegear
mars on explorer island – drax in spacegear
quality internet journalism
quality internet journalism
  • 2007 = those were the days when ira shrugged off the skeptics:
ira flatow in sl
ira flatow in sl
george lectures at class central = 2d enough for learning?
george lectures at class central = 2d enough for learning?

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music by bd.

thumbnail by justin esparza.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. John says:

    Reblogged this on Windlight Magazine and commented:
    Brand new Drax Files Radio Hour is now available:

  2. Curious George says:

    In the retrospect, doing it in a busy bar on a busy street maybe was not the best idea.

    1. draxfiles says:

      I hear everything clear George, your voice cuts through very well! Thank you so much for putting up with the hectic circumstances 🙂

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