A montage of various scenes in the dealer room from both days at Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Sunday, 8/29/2021).
Fon Davis discusses movie robots (i.e., The Matrix, Terminator and I, Robot), Isaac Asimov’s Three Law of Robotics, artificial intelligence, and future robotic developments for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Sunday, 8/29/2021). Introduction by Adam Savage.
A panel of scientists and engineers preview the future of NASA tech from the moon to Mars for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). Panelists include Jeremy Vander Kam (thermal protection systems for the Mars Sample Return Earth entry vehicle and NASA’s Orion spacecraft), Christine Gregg (Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly Systems, or ARMADAS, project), Jonathan Morgan (aerospace engineer) Nick Cramer (Distributed Spacecraft Autonomy). Moderated by author Andy Weir (“The Martin”).
Adam Savage introduces Cady Coleman and Mary Robinette Kowel in this opening keynote for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). They talk about the isolation at the International Space Station compared to the isolation of the COVID-19 shutdown, how the space program is different today with non-NASA astronauts going into space, and the differences between European and American puppetry.
One of the expectations I raised in my video about the forthcoming SiliCon with Adam Savage (8/28-29/2021) was mask wearing (yes) and proof of vaccination (maybe). This week the San Jose City Council voted to require proof of vaccination for city run facilities like the SAP Center, the San Jose Convention Center, and the San Jose Center of Performing Arts. The mandate would not go into effect immediately to give venues time to prepare. No proof of vaccination for SiliCon with Adam Savage. Nearby restaurants may require proof of vaccination for indoor seating. Yes, you still need to wear a mask.
Silicon with Adam Savage is three weeks away. Taking place at the San Jose Convention Center on Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29, 2021. Tickets are still available for virtual or in-person attendance. What can you expect from attending SiliCon with Adam Savage in person?Read more “In-Person Expectations For SiliCon With Adam Savage”
Adam Savage’s younger sister, Miranda Pacchiana, filed a civil lawsuit against him a year ago. Accusing the former “MythBusters” co-host of sexually abusing her when they were young children. Savage denied the allegations and accused his sister of pursuing “a financial bonanza”.
A sharp-eyed viewer left a comment on my Silicon with Adam Savage video about the lawsuit. According to court records, the lawsuit got settled on May 24, 2021, and dismissed on May 25, 2021.
What does this mean for Silicon with Adam Savage? The organizers don’t have to worry about a scandal taking down their host and the show with him.
SiliCon with Adam Savage announced their initial guest list several weeks ago. Dirk Benedict, Starbuck from the 1970s “Battlestar Galactica,” was the most notable guest. Most of the other guests were the usual suspects who showed up for Silicon Valley Comic Con. A new guest got added the next day.
William Shatner, Captain Kirk of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” will appear on Sunday only. He hosted the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” panel at SVCC 2017. That was the best run show the organizers for SVCC and SiliCon has ever put on.
Can William Shatner save SiliCon with Adam Savage?Read more “Can William Shatner Save SiliCon With Adam Savage?”