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Lowther Hall Nora Collisson Centre (Library): Past Event: Guest Speaker: Paul Fenwick 2017
A discussion of community building from a psychological perspective. How to recruit people into your project, external and internal motivations, what people regret, self-fulfilling prophecies, confirmation bias, and more. Duration: ~24 mins.
Humans display an immense capacity to act against their own best judgement. Whether it's putting off healthy lifestyle choices, writing our tests and documentation "tomorrow", or having just one more unit of something we know we shouldn't. Duration: ~22 mins.
Includes links to the gallery of images used in the film, as well as an explanation of the film as "a vision of our humanity's future expansion into the Solar System". It is recommended that you watch this short film in full-screen mode and with the volume turned up.
Interested in space flight? Why not try Kerbal Space Program, a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space. It is available on a variety of gaming platforms and unfortunately you do have to pay to play the full version, but there is a free demo version you can try via this website.
If you really get into playing Kerbal Space Program, you could check out this helpful player's guide book, co-authored by Paul Fenwick.
We don't have it our collection yet, but if there is sufficient demand, we will get it! So, future astronauts, let us know if you think it's something we need.