05/20/2013 | 7:00pm | Boedecker Theater (Dairy Center for the Arts), Boulder
Skip Miller of UASUSA will display and discuss the Tempest Unmanned Aircraft System which was designed and developed in conjunction with the University of Colorado Aerospace Engineering department with its mission criteria for use in Vortex 2 Tornado Research Study. The Tempest can be customized to many specifications and uses.
Skip has been a model airplane enthusiast from childhood. He has been on 6 USA RC soaring teams, holds numerous AMA National titles and is a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Soaring Association. He is the former World and 11 time National Champion, as well as the National Cross Country champion and record holder. His winning aircraft from the World Championship in South Africa is in the Smithsonian Air and Space museum in Washington DC. Skip is now involved with UASUSA which develops, and manufactures Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) platforms for the emerging market in the US and around the world. They offer service from the simplest airframe manufacture to the more complex and complete UAS.
Film Screening: Sleep Dealer
Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer is set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences. In the world of Sleep Dealer, immigrants stay in their home countries, connect their bodies to ‘the net,’ and send their pure labor to robots in America. Three strangers, a virtual worker, a drone pilot and a woman who uploads memories for public viewing on the internet, risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology. This is imaginative science-fiction with many anchors in today’s reality. Sleep Dealer won the Alfred P. Sloan prize at Sundance, which is given to a feature film that focuses on science or technology, as well as the Waldo Salt Screenwriting award.