Exploration Challenges: IAP 2018

Exploration Challenges: IAP 2018
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Nov 03, 2017

Description

The Ocean and Space environments offer different but often analogous challenge for exploration. The Media Lab Open Ocean and Space Exploration Initiatives will host speakers on various topics throughout IAP ranging from ocean trash & space debris to immersive experiences for extreme environments. Expert speakers will discuss the history, current research, and challenges, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss

gss.Schedule

  • Day 1 : Learn

    • 2 experts speak about topics

    • Group discusses the issues with experts

    • Decide on a common challenge

    • Break out into groups to begin hacking

  • Day 2: Hack

    • Groups work together to propose/build solutions to challenge

  • Day 3: Share

    • Groups present ideas/results. Lots of time for discussion.

    • Select project chosen for further pursuit?



    • Dates

      • Afternoons

      • Jan 23, 25

      • Jan 30, Feb 1

Theme & Speaker Suggestions

  • Ocean Trash & Space Debris - space pacman, SEA (S Fuller?), WHOI,

  • Open Data - Dava kickoff, NASA Open Data, NOAA, Vicki Ferrini, Deborah Fisher? (Yale, galaxyzoo)

  • Cube Sats?

  • Encounters: immersive ex periences for extreme environments


  • Exploration Team Dynamics


  • Crowdsourcing/gaming data analysis - create a game to ID deep sea creatures

  • I’d love to do something with ocean data to get things kickstarted on that front - it’s not directly related to space, but crowdsourced platforms like galaxyzoo are done by the space community really well. There currently isn’t an equivalent for the ocean.

  • Data collection platforms/vehicles


  • Play? Create games/toys that include scenarios for different types of exploration? Maybe this can fit with Encounters (above)?

  • Sm

  • Opace fabrication. There are projects that make use of the zero g environment for fabrication. wondering whether similar projects could happen in deep sea, such as making use of the sea sand? also, instead of bring all the materials down, can we make small tools on spot? - xin

  • aart Tools for explorers in the ocean/other planets

  • Genomics?

Discussions

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Katy Croff Bell: 1 or 2 speakers from each ocean & space?
Katy Croff Bell: I’d love to do something with ocean data to get things kickstarted on that front - it’s not directly related to space, but crowdsourced platforms like galaxyzoo are done by the space community really well. There currently isn’t an equivalent for the ocean.
Xin LIU: Wonder why only one? I like how Katy list so many possibilities that Space&Ocean can inspire each other. I was imagining that people could break into groups and come up with an idea that benefits both or inspire from one but deploy into the other. The group will study and build solution for the direction they decide on. I think it might be better to have projects in various directions in the 3-day workshop than having everyone focus on only one problem to solve, since the main purpose is to evoke the interest. Just a thought :)
Katy Croff Bell: Hi Xin,Thanks for your thoughts! Based on discussion with Ariel today, we’re going to go with 4x afternoon speakers & discussions, rather than a 3-day event for each topic. I like the idea of breaking out into groups to talk about potential projects/solutions. Maybe it can be something like 1 hour each:Speakers/discussion1 hour breakout groups1 hour report-out and discussionWhat do you think?
Katy Croff Bell: I was at an ocean data conference over the weekend and someone said “CubeSats for the ocean” as an off-hand comment, but I think it’s an interesting idea to put together protocols for robots that could potentially communicate and work together, no matter who builds them.
Xin LIU: this is super interesting and definitely would make a great project.
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