Erwin Strauss’s presentation at the 2009 Seasteading Conference is now available online:
The website & blogs have been quiet because we’ve been very busy (obviously) with the conference & Ephemerisle, James & I just got back last night. I suspect this will be a bit of a decompression week for us, so don’t expect to hear much this week either, but I’ll try to get some links and roundups posted when I can.
[Moxie Marlinspike](http://www.thoughtcrime.org/) and the [Anarchist Yacht Club](http://www.blueanarchy.org/) present: [Hold Fast: Stories of Maniac Sailors, Anarchic Cast-Aways, and The Voyages of the S/V Pestilence](http://www.blueanarchy.org/holdfast/).
[Via Justin Pickard](http://justinpickard.net/2009/06/the-lighter-side-of-seasteading/) (who has some entertaining commentary) comes this video from [Open Sailing](http://international-ocean-station.org/blog/). I had some trouble understanding the concept when I saw their website awhile back (perhaps a language issue?), but the video makes it clearer. I like their idea for swarming algorithms based on weather, political systems, and so forth to automatically suggest good clustering locations for all the participating vessels.
This is by [Danny Wallace](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Wallace_(humorist)), a British Comedian, who had a TV show about trying to start a Micronation in London called [How To
A number of people have emailed me this awesome video, and it was posted [on the forums](http://www.seasteading.org/interact/forums/community/feedback-tsi/robert-ballard). Some quotes from [Robert Ballard](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ballard):
_”NASA’s annual budget for space exploration could fund NOAA’s budget for ocean exploration for 1600 years.”_
_”Fifty percent of the United States of America is underneath the ocean.
This time-lapse video of Maker Faire by Bill Sherman was shot from right outside the TSI booth, so its basically a time-lapse video of us! You can see Liz throughout the video, as well as several volunteers, and a little of me (in the bright light blue shirt) towards the end.