Saturday, August 25, 2007

Back in the USA

A quick update. ISU is over. I am back in the USA, currently hanging out with the awesome 2007 Ames NASA Academy on base at NASA Ames Research Center. I get back to Maryland Tuesday morning and leave Wednesday for Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia.

ISU was amazing. One of the most fantastic experiences of my life.

ISU is never truly over. The network of people and dear, dear friends will continue forever. Yet, I feel a great loss. There was so much more I wanted to do while in Beijing, surrounded by those people.

Yet, time does not wait for us to be ready. You have to experience as much as you can while you can. Try not to hesitate. Speak up. Ask the questions. Experience Life.

I'm still working on this.

Specifically to those from ISU SSP 2007. We are now bound by a common experience. I will hold you in my heart forever. If you ever need anything, contact me. Even if it is just someone to listen. If humanly possible, will be there.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Team Project Help Request

The next phase of ISU focuses on the team project. The team project I am working on is relating to creating a combination of a lunar archive and earth based repositories containing of information that would be useful for society in the event of worldwide disaster. We have named our project Phoenix.

Can you help me by providing references (Historical, Science Fiction, etc) where archives have been used? We already know about "A Canticle for Lebowitz" and "Earth Abides."

Also, if you know of any appropriate quotes, regarding survival, phoenixes, etc,?

If you have any ideas, please post your response in the comments.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

ISU Individual Project

Going to be a long night finishing my ISU Individual Project for the Space and Society Department. Did I mention that I am writing the outline for a role playing game? Likely No. No time now. That will have to be a story for later.