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The documentary produced by MahaPix Studios is sure to raise eyebrows as it exposes the viewer to the lifesaving...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer The documentary produced by MahaPix Studios is sure to raise eyebrows as it exposes the viewer to the lifesaving potential of small unmanned systems. Beyond the hypothetical, the film reveals the incredible potential of unmanned technology when placed in the hands of dedicated individuals with passion and experience. Transcending the business plan, the film delves into an industry that has been crippled and waylaid by what can only be labeled a bureaucratic travesty.   The following clip from Civilian Drones was first aired publicly at the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo in San Francisco July 26, 2013. The crowd in attendance, mainly proponents of the technology, responded positively, relieved to see their plight evolve to a new platform -- public exposure. Colorful adjectives, suggested by the crowd, reflected the discontent with the status quo and affirmed the notion that the industry is fed up with the D.C. bureaucracy. http://www.youtube.com/

If the sun and moon of technology align you should be able to follow the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo live...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer If the sun and moon of technology align you should be able to follow the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo live on our G+ stream. Should they not line up we will also be recording it and putting every speaker up on our YouTube Channel. Speakers times on the post linked below. We are all nervous at sUAS News! Its a big thing for us to put on. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/07/23934/susb-expo-2013-its-tomorrow/

Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter And Others Ask NSA For More Surveillance Transparency By @addythebaddy...

Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter And Others Ask NSA For More Surveillance Transparency By @addythebaddy http://www.fastcompany.com/3014478/the-code-war/apple-facebook-google-twitter-and-others-join-ask-nsa-for-more-surveillance-tra via @FastCompany http://www.fastcompany.com/3014478/the-code-war/apple-facebook-google-twitter-and-others-join-ask-nsa-for-more-surveillance-tra

I'm constantly astounded at how wrong journalists can be at times - despite a 45 minute conversation the article...

I'm constantly astounded at how wrong journalists can be at times - despite a 45 minute conversation the article (even after I'd refused to have it printed when presented a draft version) still misses the point...but to be fair, is this a fair filter through which the looking  #glass  could be interpreted from a rural Australian perspective?

My book is selling well (#19 in Kindle Store among reference books) and working to educate people about drones,...

My book is selling well (#19 in Kindle Store among reference books) and working to educate people about drones, quadcopters and multirotors.  Please spread the word if you know any total newbies who want to get up to speed on the basics. A print version should be available within 10 days or so. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DBJQKD8/ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DBJQKD8/

+Leigh Blackall & +Pia Waugh talk data, open everything and some cross-pollination attribution that only comes of...

+Leigh Blackall  & +Pia Waugh  talk data, open everything and some cross-pollination attribution that only comes of one speaker listening to the other ;) - a fantastic contribution to #istas13 and heaven help IEEE if they dont publish the paper that these two leaders also contributed to - http://youtu.be/CMnIo1LLgbE http://youtu.be/CMnIo1LLgbE

Leigh Blackall & Pia Waugh talk data, open everything and some cross-pollination attribution that only comes of...

Leigh Blackall  & Pia Waugh  talk data, open everything and some cross-pollination attribution that only comes of one speaker listening to the other ;) - a fantastic contribution to #istas13  and heaven help IEEE if they dont publish the paper that these two leaders also contributed to -  http://youtu.be/CMnIo1LLgbE http://youtu.be/CMnIo1LLgbE

As Lead Convenor of the UAVs Pros Cons event held recently at Ryerson University, Toronto Canada I look forward to...

As Lead Convenor of the UAVs Pros Cons event held recently at Ryerson University, Toronto Canada I look forward to the synergies that will connect to a sister event at Flinders University, Adelaide shortly - many mLearning applications discussed during this event - http://www.singularityweblog.com/drone-uavs-pros-vs-cons-symposium-videos/ http://www.singularityweblog.com/drone-uavs-pros-vs-cons-symposium-videos/

gald to share with you, my PhD project (eToro, mobile technology based indigenous knowledge management system of...

gald to share with you, my PhD project (eToro, mobile technology based indigenous knowledge management system of Penans) is the winner of 2013 International ISIF Award under the category "Innovation on access provision". The award package includes funding AUD 3,000 to support the continuation of the project and a travel grant to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2013) in Bali, Indonesia. Anyone attending IGF?  http://isif.asia/Awards2013

Our three main #veillance patrons.

Our three main #veillance  patrons.

Cyber Technology is offering free CASA approved CyberQuad MAXI type training courses for all new CyberQuad MAXI...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer Cyber Technology is offering free CASA approved CyberQuad MAXI type training courses for all new CyberQuad MAXI orders placed in July. Cyber Technology was originally issued its UAV Operator’s Certificate (OC) by CASA in December 2011 – the first multi-UAV OC in Australia.  Since then, CASA has renewed Cyber Technology’s OC for a further three years. Cyber Technology has been a major source of advice and support to many CyberQuad customers who’ve obtained their own OC too. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/07/23730/free-casa-approved-cyberquad-training/

We're calling a day-long open conference to present and discuss ideas for learning activities, assignments and...

Originally shared by Leigh Blackall We're calling a day-long open conference to present and discuss ideas for learning activities, assignments and assessment methods that are effective and efficient. If you or someone you know can present something within 10 minutes, consider sharing it at this event. 9am - 4pm. Friday, 2 August. Venue to be confirmed (likely La Trobe University at Bundoora). Lunch and morning and afternoon tea provided. Sessions will be recorded and broadcast online. See http://tinyurl.com/aaaopenconf for further details. events/cvi62ck8qpo6lsbml2r3hg519rs

It’s been 5 long years since the FAA first convened the Small UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee.

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer It’s been 5 long years since the FAA first convened the Small UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee. Perhaps now would be a good time to consider where we are in the small UAS community, where we would like to go, and how best to get there. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/07/23643/small-uas-community-need/

Some of you have asked for a copy of the audio of my closing poem at ISTAS13.

Some of you have asked for a copy of the audio of my closing poem at ISTAS13. Here it is on SoundCloud. Thanks for the positive feedback. I hope it serves as a short version of the topics covered at the conference and the numerous voices and perspectives that were heard. For those who missed it due to early flights- you might enjoy it. Thanks for the inspiration. One of the invited delegates called it "performance science". Neat... https://soundcloud.com/katinamichael/veillance-me

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ieee-computer-societys-computer-magazine-explores-opportunities-and-challenge...

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ieee-computer-societys-computer-magazine-explores-opportunities-and-challenges-of-big-data-213532441.html In the issue, guest editors Katina Michael of the University of Wollongong and Keith Miller of the University of Missouri-St. Louis describe several high-profile big data projects, such as the Human Brain Project and the US BRAIN Initiative to construct a supercomputer simulation of the brain to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Those projects build on the success of the Human Genome Project, the 2003 effort that opened the door for extensive research into the genetic origins of disease and is a testament to the potential of big data. Michael and Miller note that big data can also be studied to help solve scientific problems in areas ranging from climatology to geophysics to nanotechnology. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ieee-computer-societys-computer-magazine-explores-opportunities-and-challenges-of-big-d

Katina Michael, vice chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation says: ''The individual has the right to say no to...

Katina Michael, vice chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation says: ''The individual has the right to say no to something that they might perceive to invade their locational or bodily privacy. On the other hand, carers have a responsibility to keep their loved ones safe, as does the state its citizens.'' Michael argues the decision ''intimately affects the person's way of life'' and is not to be taken lightly. Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/lifestyle/keeping-tabs-on-dad-20130628-2p0or.html#ixzz2XxZFoV7J http://www.watoday.com.au/lifestyle/keeping-tabs-on-dad-20130628-2p0or.html#ixzz2XxZFoV7J

Alexander's experience reminded me of my being held for 12 hours by the US DHS so I thought I'd repost it here:...

Alexander's experience reminded me of my being held for 12 hours by the US DHS so I thought I'd repost it here: http://www.singularityweblog.com/how-i-almost-didn%E2%80%99t-make-it-to-singularity-university-moses-vs-the-us-dhs/ http://www.singularityweblog.com/how-i-almost-didn%E2%80%99t-make-it-to-singularity-university-moses-vs-the-us-dhs/

Had my first experience with a customs officer curious as to what the bright orange "button" I still had attached to...

Had my first experience with a customs officer curious as to what the bright orange "button" I still had attached to my collar as I entered into US of A clearance...promptly took it off, placed it in tray and stated that it was worn for my own personal safety....no further questions asked.