Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

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Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

Unread post by Steve Smith » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:12 pm

I will be a guest speaker at the GLAAM-RG get together on February 14, 2009.

My topic is Mars the Scarred Planet, consisting of an hour-long 3D journey across the face of Mars with over 60 high-quality anaglyphs generated from the Mars Express and the HiRise Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter.

I'd upload my flyer, but this system only allows attachments of 50kb.

Here's the speakers website link:

GLAAM-RG Speakers.

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Re: Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

Unread post by psi » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:18 pm

Steve Smith wrote:I will be a guest speaker at the GLAAM-RG get together on February 14, 2009.

My topic is Mars the Scarred Planet, consisting of an hour-long 3D journey across the face of Mars with over 60 high-quality anaglyphs generated from the Mars Express and the HiRise Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter.

I'd upload my flyer, but this system only allows attachments of 50kb.

Here's the speakers website link:

GLAAM-RG Speakers.
Congratulations, Steve. Let us know how it goes.

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Re: Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

Unread post by Steve Smith » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:04 pm

I'll be video recording the presentation. If I can make the file small enough, but still retain its video content with high enough resolution, I'll post it in the multimedia section of this site.

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Re: Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

Unread post by StevenJay » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:15 am

Steve Smith wrote:I'll be video recording the presentation. If I can make the file small enough, but still retain its video content with high enough resolution, I'll post it in the multimedia section of this site.
Awesome! Knock 'em dead! :D
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Re: Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

Unread post by Steve Smith » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:38 pm

The meeting with Mensa turned-out better than I anticipated for my
first public presentation of Electric Universe planetary scarring
evidence. Although there were some technical issues and some problems
with image resolution, the DVD I burned with 60 3D anaglyphs did the
job nicely.

There were about 50 people in attendance, all of whom had their eyes
glued to the screen during the hour-long image segment.

Initially, I had thought to speak from note cards, because I was told
that there would be a lit podium and I would have my back to the
screen as the images played out. That wasn't the case, however. There
was no podium and the room had to be as dark as possible so the red
and blue anaglyphs could be adequately resolved, meaning I wound-up
standing behind everyone.

Ironically, as I was reviewing my notes in the room before my
presentation, I was seized by an uncontrollable impulse and threw my
note cards in the trash. A few days prior to my talk, I had asked
one of the men in our group for some pointers about public presentations of
catastrophism. His advice was not to use notes, but to trust my
instincts. The advice was well-taken and the result was more than
satisfactory. I found that I was able to access more information than
I thought was available in the ol' noodle.

After my hour-long presentation, I had expected to have about 15
minutes for Q & A, but that also was not the case. I started my talk
at 11:00 AM, and right around 1:15 PM, or so, one of the organizers
came into the room and told everyone that he had no wish to "cut me
short," but that lunch had been served more than a half-hour
previously and if anyone wanted to eat they were running out of time.
A mass exodus thus ensued.

Many people were complimentary, informing me that they had been trying
to understand some of these ideas for a long time, but were unable to
penetrate the jargon -- being laymen when it came to science, in
general. I was told that, for the first time they felt they had a
grasp on what the events of the past might have done to Earth and the
Solar System.

Unfortunately, the venue was not as "formal" as I thought, so I was
not able to make a video record of the presentation. The room was too
dark, I moved from the back of the room to the front more than once
and the images were critical to the overall impression. Since my
IMovie project took more than 120 gigabytes (yes, gigabytes) of HDD
space, there was no way to compress it down to something with enough
visual quality that could be published on Utube, for instance. The
compressed images lost all resolution and could not be seen in 3D.

All-in-all, I got a kick out of doing it. The people were friendly,
open to new ideas, and full of intelligent questions. I wasn't
challenged and had no tomato stains on my clothes at the end of it.

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Re: Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

Unread post by electrodogg1 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:45 pm

congratulations Steve. Sounds like a bang up job.
Best,

David

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Re: Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

Unread post by Steve Smith » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:52 pm

Thank-you my brother.

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Re: Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering

Unread post by davesmith_au » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:01 pm

Ah yes, a "very well done indeed" is deserved here. To be able to talk to a group of Mensa folk and walk away with a feeling of achievement is a good thing indeed. Could everyone please also note, this would not have been possible without your support! The funds we have received since starting our "donations" page have enabled us to reimburse Steve for his travelling costs for this event.

Whilst Steve very graciously volunteered to give the talk, finding the bucks to travel a bunch of hours from where he lives to do it would have possibly been prohibitive and it may not have happened but with the help of the thunderboltsfund.

BUT whilst we very much appreciate the financial support we've received from a few, there are many folk who have not considered donating for whatever reason. The current level of support would only assisit in one or two such events per year, and we would like to be able to support this amount of help every single week or month of the year instead. So please think seriously about giving just a little on a monthly basis to help us do the work we do.

Cheers, Dave Smith.
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