Hardshell Labs co-founder emeritus is Michael D. Austin, recently the founder of a private financial forecasting fund. His professional role has often been as cross-disciplinary, collaborative manager amid 3+ decades of firsts on teams which included Hardshell’s 3D printing and telerobotics. In other companies he lead digitization, publishing and marketing of large, museum-quality animation fine art collections; coordinated industry conferences in insurance, academia, and the science of consciousness; produced and hosted all-positive talk radio broadcasts; built and ran a mixed OS local area computer network and intranet; was a staff development pro for Cal Poly university, City of Hope and United Way; and represents Egyptian antiquities and culture.
Austin’s Soul Rider company is discussed in the scientific book, The Premonition Code. Mike advises the nonprofit INSIGHT in the expansion of its digital programs which preserve heritage antiquities on the African and European continents. His voice was heard in 108 nations on a network of 3,000,000 monthly listeners for his Blue Planet Almanac talk magazine and his News@7 Environmental Super Segments. He’s a lifelong meditator of 8,000+ hours experience.