Quake during RDTN panel discussion in Tokyo

Earlier today at the New Context Conference 2011 Spring, RDTN co-founder Aaron Huslage was on a panel with Joi Ito, Jun Murai, Ray Ozzie and Dan Sythe talking about radiation detection and the efforts of the RDTN team. Halfway through his talk (about 0:29 in this clip) a 5.8 earthquake hit Honshu, Japan and was felt very strongly in the building where the conference was being held. It obviously wasn’t planned, but seemed fitting given the discussion. Everyone was fine, and Aaron recovered from the interruption flawlessly.

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Sean Bonner is a co-founder and Global Director of Safecast. Based in Los Angeles, he's an Associate Researcher at the Center For Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab and a Shuttleworth Fellow.