Texas AWE Encampment
Texas AWE Encampment has in effect started.
April 17, 2013 and following weeks;
still time to plan and be there!
Near Austin, Texas.
Forget exact dates, the 2nd Texas AWE
Encampment has in effect started, and continues indefinitely for weeks.
There is still time for folks to make plans and attend the action. Early
visitors are trickling in as a volunteer network of guest houses, gourmet
kitchens, camps, workshops, flying fields, bike/carpool transportation,
and so on, comes together.
We expect a sort of climax phase in a couple of weeks as a dozen or new
AWES machines leave the fab shops and begin demonstrations at
Taylor-Taylor's 50 acre hay-kite hybrid kitefarm. "Winning" machines will
move to Austin's Zilker Park for a flash-mob kite music series. These
concerts are "dress" rehearsals for major kite music events in planning
for New York City. The NYC Parks & Rec authorities are excited and acting
helpful with approvals, and major music stars are already offering to
participate in "AWEfest".
Top folks, like Wubbo Ockels and Cristina Archer, are supporting this push
to catch the public imagination with Kite Energy in NYC. Wubbo
spontaneously offers the TUDelft AWES as a resource, and we hope pending
invitees like WindLift, Enerkite, and all others with working low-risk
mobile systems participate in these events, expenses paid. Patrice
Mallard, Ed Sapir, and Util llc deserve special praise for this wave of
new progress. Chase Honaker's KickStarted AWE Documentary is another
We have found a new path forward for the fractured AWE R&D community,
promising an astounding inventive-momentum. This latest model for success
is not based on stealth-venture-capitalism, or winner-take-all competition
in military-industrial fly-off. The historic new technical progress will
be by a public-celebration format, with all the vitality of unlimited
crowd-sourced love and intelligence.
Please come help the "Austin KiteKamp" meet its technical milestones in
coming weeks. Contact Ed Sapir to join the fun-