I started writing this post in March of 2015. Yeah, I overthink things and get a bit distracted. In fairness, the draft consisted of the following: Use my data for me. The AI in Sunshine. Pic from movie… Not really a complete picture, but since I have not STOPPED using technology or watching science fiction in … Continue reading …but you know everything!
I’ve noticed two schools of thought when it comes to fantasy spaceship operations. Tons of people Tons of automation On one hand… Who WERE all those people that Jean-Luc passed on the corridor? What were all those soldiers (meant to be) doing that got vented into space when a ship got destroyed on Battlestar Gallactica? … Continue reading Why ARE there so many people on that spaceship?
Have you seen Jupiter Ascending? It’s based on an interesting premise (I’ll leave it up to you to decide if the movie itself is good or not). Namely, that there is a market for a substance that requires the farming of humans on Earth. But, that’s not the particular market I’m interested in today… This post is about … Continue reading What makes a market?
Forgive me for not staying up on the (social) science behind Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), but I remember it being very interesting in 2000. It was hot! Everywhere you turned in my beloved field of Human Factors (or in this case, my much loved cousin Human-Computer Interaction) researchers were examining how to augment human … Continue reading Rethinking CSCW
Why science fiction, you ask? Because it’s beautiful. Because, even in it’s insanity and implausibility, it’s a place that’s lovely to look at and astonishingly easy to use. I’m focusing on the beauty in this post because I just re-watched one of my favorite movies… Event Horizon. Event Horizon is the name of one of the … Continue reading The art of science fiction
I have been thinking of starting this blog for months… but, unlike my other ideas, it wouldn’t go away. So, here goes.
I Like Space Ships is a blog dedicated to letting my imagination run wild. My name is Danielle. I work in technology. I have a background in psychological research and practice — decision-making, industrial / organizational, human factors, usability, and market research. Perhaps the most relevant thing about me pertaining to this blog, I absolutely … Continue reading About this blog…