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Hi, I'm Ben Sibelman, a software developer at [http://www.microsoft.com Microsoft] in Redmond, Washington.  This is me with my most recently acquired poster, which nicely sums up my desire for large-scale, long-term perspective, and one of my favorite T-shirts, which represents my belief in the power of grassroots [[SolSeedMovement|movements]] and [[SolSeedCommunity|communities]] to change the world.  (To hear and read Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot speech shown illegibly in the photo, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFpFlKy1Pso go here.])
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Hi, I'm Ben Sibelman, a software developer at [http://www.microsoft.com Microsoft] in Redmond, Washington.  This is me with one of my most favorite posters (despite its slight astronomical inaccuracies), which nicely sums up my desire for large-scale, long-term perspective, and one of my favorite T-shirts, which represents my belief in the power of grassroots [[SolSeedMovement|movements]] and [[SolSeedCommunity|communities]] to change the world.  (To hear and read Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot speech shown illegibly in the photo, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFpFlKy1Pso go here.])
[[Image:BenSibelman.jpg]]
[[Image:BenSibelman.jpg]]
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Currently, I'm working on the [http://get.live.com/photogallery/overview Windows Live Photo Gallery], a free downloadable tool for organizing and sharing your favorite "digital memories" or works of photographic art.
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Currently, I'm working on the Photos app for [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/consumer-preview?ocid=O_WOL_W8P_OandO_Home_EN-US Windows 8], which provides a new "[http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57370910-75/why-metro-now-rules-at-microsoft/ Metro]-style" interface for viewing and sharing your favorite "digital memories" or works of photographic art.
My previous employer was the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), which is a bit of a misnomer these days: they sell mapmaking and geographic analysis software to corporations, governments, and other organizations.  Some of this software is used for ecology and conservation work, but I ended up on the team that makes nautical charting software.  Such is life.
My previous employer was the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), which is a bit of a misnomer these days: they sell mapmaking and geographic analysis software to corporations, governments, and other organizations.  Some of this software is used for ecology and conservation work, but I ended up on the team that makes nautical charting software.  Such is life.
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But ESRI's CEO, Jack Dangermond, is a fervent environmentalist.  As he is fond of saying, the geographic perspective is a global one, ideal for managing and sustaining the planet we call home.  And that's my perspective, too: I think best on the general, large-scale, long-term level.
But ESRI's CEO, Jack Dangermond, is a fervent environmentalist.  As he is fond of saying, the geographic perspective is a global one, ideal for managing and sustaining the planet we call home.  And that's my perspective, too: I think best on the general, large-scale, long-term level.
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My goals are very ambitious: I'm hoping to help shape [[SolSeed]] into what Harvey Mudd Professor [http://www.hmc.edu/academicsclinicresearch/academicdepartments/humanitiesandsocialsciences1/faculty1/paulsteinberg.html Paul Steinberg] calls a Thousand-Year Institution, one that could help maintain some of the core principles needed for a truly sustainable civilization.
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My goals are very ambitious: I'm hoping to help shape the [[SolSeed Movement]] into what Harvey Mudd Professor [http://www.hmc.edu/academicsclinicresearch/academicdepartments/humanitiesandsocialsciences1/faculty1/paulsteinberg.html Paul Steinberg] calls a Thousand-Year Institution, one that could help maintain some of the core principles needed for a truly sustainable civilization.
You can also check out
You can also check out
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[http://living-worlds.org my website, Living Worlds Productions]
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[http://living-worlds.org my website, Living Worlds Productions] (which I haven't updated in ages)
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[http://scifiben.livejournal.com my blog, Thoughts on the Environmental Crisis].
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[http://scifiben.livejournal.com my blog, OpenSpace4Life].
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Latest revision as of 19:38, 25 March 2012

Hi, I'm Ben Sibelman, a software developer at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. This is me with one of my most favorite posters (despite its slight astronomical inaccuracies), which nicely sums up my desire for large-scale, long-term perspective, and one of my favorite T-shirts, which represents my belief in the power of grassroots movements and communities to change the world. (To hear and read Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot speech shown illegibly in the photo, go here.)

BenSibelman.jpg

Currently, I'm working on the Photos app for Windows 8, which provides a new "Metro-style" interface for viewing and sharing your favorite "digital memories" or works of photographic art.

My previous employer was the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), which is a bit of a misnomer these days: they sell mapmaking and geographic analysis software to corporations, governments, and other organizations. Some of this software is used for ecology and conservation work, but I ended up on the team that makes nautical charting software. Such is life.

But ESRI's CEO, Jack Dangermond, is a fervent environmentalist. As he is fond of saying, the geographic perspective is a global one, ideal for managing and sustaining the planet we call home. And that's my perspective, too: I think best on the general, large-scale, long-term level.

My goals are very ambitious: I'm hoping to help shape the SolSeed Movement into what Harvey Mudd Professor Paul Steinberg calls a Thousand-Year Institution, one that could help maintain some of the core principles needed for a truly sustainable civilization.

You can also check out

my website, Living Worlds Productions (which I haven't updated in ages)

and

my blog, OpenSpace4Life.

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