October 9, 2011: Online Work Bee

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  • Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Review Agenda
  • Next Service Logistics
  • Newsletter
  • 100 Year Starship Symposium next steps
    • November 11 proposal deadline
  • Outreach
  • SolSeed Direction
  • Evaluation

Check In

  • Ben ... been spending the day on the internet looking at cool stuff (ref. emails sent today)
  • Shelley ... feels really really bad, still just grief bombs from Rainier's day ... went to Unity church today, which was interesting ... more spiritual than UU, but they believe Jesus wasn't divine and are interested in Teilhard de Chardin
  • Brandon ... also feeling bad
  • Sequoia ... feels good ... liked church and seeing his grandma, great-grandma, and great-uncle today

WWWs from last time

  • Ben ... print 100 trifolds ... by Wednesday
  • Ben ... put ppt from seed 2011 on flash drive for service ... by Wednesday
  • Brandon ... bring bells for service ... by Wednesday
  • Brandon ... finish notes and transfer to the wiki
  • Shelley and Brandon ... note Ben's birthday on Saturday ... by Wednesday


  • Brandon ... finish up the slide notes and resend ... by Wednesday
  • Brandon ... send the slides to the startram people too ... by Wednesday
  • Brandon ... create the SolSeed meetup ... by Wednesday
  • Brandon ... initiate the spacewiki.com/100yss ... by Wednesday
  • Brandon ... ask at least 3 people from 100yss to review us ... by Wednesday
  • Brandon ... cultivate 100yss topical community (centauri-dreams and twitter hashtag) ... by Wednesday
  • Shelley ... get special feature for service ... by Wednesday
  • Shelley ... look for pictures for newsletter ... by Wednesday
  • Ben ... rough out the newsletter ... by next call
  • Ben ... add a comment to the Slate article ... by Wednesday
  • Shelley and Brandon ... add Ben's birthday to calendars ... by Wednesday

Next Service Logistics

Saturday October 15, 2011 ... Jerry or Shelley Rotation: Brandon, Jerry?, Shelley, Ben


  • Space Elevator Conference
  • Moving Planet
  • 100 Year Starship Symposium
    • Bracelets?
  • Outreach (change of 2011 plan)
    • new SolSeed meetup?
  • Upcoming events
    • Solstice star-watching

100 Year Starship Symposium

  • Should we do a proposal just to get our name and ideas out there?
    • No
  • http://spacewiki.com/100yss (two people from the conference offered to help us put this together)
    • people
    • orgs
    • program
    • papers (currently the plan is they'll only be available to British Interplanetary Society members)
    • proposals for the DARPA grant
  • Brandon is watching the tweets about #100yss
    • about 10 people from the Symposium are following him on Twitter
  • Brandon is going to meet with Nick from the Symposium
  • Stay in contact with Chris ... keep in touch about his proposal
  • Make a list of people to ask for a review of SolSeed (and/or the Symposium) from
    • Chris, Nick
    • Kathryn, speaker from Religion & Philosophy track
    • Clara from Space.com
    • Steven from Trimtab Management Systems?
    • Sam and Gioia from Kennedy Space Center?
    • Simone, Gioia's husband?
    • Mae


  • Shelley: We need a nicer SolSeed.org main page
  • Spend time working on Wikipedia? (Earthseed article, 100yss, etc)
  • Meetups
  • Facebook
    • We have 57 members of our group, but we're not doing anything with it
    • Brandon thinks this is the most important place
  • Twitter
    • A lot like cultivating a topical community ... Brandon will do this with the #100yss tag and also the Centauri Dreams blog

SolSeed Direction

  • Brandon: Call ourselves a "pseudo-religion"?
    • Ben: I find it kind of icky, and don't think it's that attractive to people who don't like religion
    • Okay, we'll call it "an alternative to traditional religion" that has a "mainstream scientific worldview"


  • Shelley ... spread too thin ... proposal for next time: develop a set of criteria by which we evaluate opportunities before we embark upon them ... learn from our process what works and doesn't work ... pragmatic, like to see us making progress (frustrated)
  • Brandon ... I echo everything Shelley said
  • Ben ... remind ourselves that we're doing pretty well with this quarter's one page plan goals
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