There’s a very interesting astronomical research project called eSTAR that combines intelligent agent software, grid computing, and remote telescope operation. It’s part of the bigger, multi-century story of attempts by astronomers to deal with information overload and unique events through techniques that we’d call open source and distributed. I write about it at length at Future Now.

Heather, this is exactly the kind of post you don’t have to read now that the Institute pays me to blog!