It's Friday, so let's talk about a happy hour instead of technology.
The Autodesk Foundation threw its annual Hydrous Happy Hour celebration on Thursday, August 16 at the Autodesk Gallery in our downtown office in San Francisco. I was honored to attend last night. We celebrated art, science, and technology for ocean education. It was an evening of virtual reality demos, photography, ocean science, and a silent auction. I enjoyed hanging out with a wonderful community of scientists, educators, designers, and ocean enthusiasts while supporting The Hydrous.
The Hydrous strives to communicate science beautifully. Using innovative and beautiful visualizations, they seek to make coral reefs accessible to local stakeholders and people around the world. The money raised at the happy hour was for a good cause. Those unable to attend can still make a pledge to help The Hydrous complete IMMERSE — a beautiful and compelling 360º underwater virtual reality experience to share the magic and the science of the ocean with everyone.
Some of you may recall our 3D SOS exhibit that we've had in the gallery for a few years.
The next Hydrous social will be 6 pm, September 27th at Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, 101 The Embarcadero #118, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Oceanography is alive in the lab.