The things I do for a living. Or whatever.
You see me at the end of a two hour process of watching some YouTube videos of a sport, thinking, reflecting, doing some analysis, and then (pictured) working up some sketches of some of the physics going on.
This is for a magazine doing a piece on various techniques in this sport (which I won’t mention since I don’t know if they want their thunder stolen). I’ve no idea whether they’ll use it in the end, but they needed the help pretty fast, and how could I say no?
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Bill Stone is quite an engaging speaker, it has to be said. I heard him on the BBC World Service, being interviewed about his hopes and plans to change the way we do things in space. It is a spirited case that he makes, where he deliberately invokes the spirit and the words of Sir Ernest Shackleton and other great explorers going off into the unknown. The audio is here. (If you come to this late, search their archive here.)
Then I checked and sure enough there was a TED talk from him last year. See here. You can see him in action as well, although the BBC interview is complementary Continue reading ‘From the Earth to the Moon?’