ASTC 2007: Go behind the scenes with the MythBusters

Can ninjas really run on water? Why did the Hindenburg explode? Would those high-tech heists you see in the movies really work? In every episode of “MythBusters,” the Discovery Channel’s award-winning weekly science show, co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman and their team design creative experiments to debunk, decode, and demystify the stuff of popular legend. We’re thrilled that at ASTC 2007, Adam and Jamie will take us behind the scenes, share some favorite MythBusting stories, and talk about the scientific process and the art of making science fun. Join us for this exciting keynote session on Sunday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m.

About the MythBusters:

Adam Savage has been an animator, graphic designer, carpenter, set designer, toy designer, and rigger. For the past 10 years, he has been working in the special effects field, creating anything from puppets to rifles. In his spare time, he teaches advanced model making for several schools, including the San Francisco Academy of Art. Adam has honed his skills through more than 100 television commercials and 12 feature films. Always interested in creating things, he enjoys exploding and destroying things just as much.

Jamie Hyneman is a multifaceted man: wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler, machinist, and chef, to name a few. After earning a degree in Russian languages and literature, he ran a sailing/diving charter business in the Caribbean for several years before he moved over to the visual-effects industry. Jamie’s special-effects company, M5 Industries, is a leader in creating unusual props, especially those that involve animatronics or robotics.

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