MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Panel: Robots: Rosie vs Roomba:
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Description of Pictures: Panel: Robots: Rosie vs Roomba
Quick, picture a robot. Does it have two arms, two legs, and talk? Thank science fiction. Panelists will compare humanoid and non-humanoid robots in science fiction and reality. What jobs are right for humanoid robots and what jobs aren’t? And how does the form of a robot shape our perception of it?
* Phil Frana, James Madison University
* James Suriano, Author -- A SciFi/Fantasy author originally from New York and educated at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Inbiotic and The Antarcticans. His next two novels, Dark and The Cult of Mao are both slated to release in 2016. A self proclaimed SciFi fan since birth, James is thrilled to be a part of Escape Velocity.
* Ewart de Visser -- Director, Human Factors & UI Research, Afficiliate Facility, George Mason University
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions."
-- Albert Einstein
Escape Velocity is a micro futuristic world’s fair to promote STEAM education within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. Escape Velocity seeks to make a measurable positive impact to boost informal learning on the more conceptually challenging academic areas.
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ESCAP1_160703_07.JPG: (left to right) Phil Frana, Ewart de Visser, and James Suriano
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
a Civil War Trust conference in Gettysburg, PA,
a trip out west for San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
a trip to West Point, NY for another Civil War Trust conference (visiting Manhattan on the way),
two two-day return trips to Manhattan, NY, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.