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Jonathan Bobrow
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    Design Media Arts at UCLA
    In the 1970s space colonies were considered to be a viable alternative to a life restricted to planet Earth. The design of cylindrical space...
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    MOCA::Art and the Femenist Revolution + Space?
    While at the MOCA, exploring the WACK! exhibit, I pondered about the ability to create an alternate habitat in space and the current issues in our own habitat now. I wonder about the nature that exists here on earth, what feeds sexism, and is our current residence a variable. Would a weightless world create less of a physical difference? I could not think of a good way of taking advantage of the new environment to push equality, but I also don't believe in an "equality". I think that arriving at a respectful state in this atmosphere should be no different, but that perhaps one could argue that the laws of nature here have aided in the creation of these biases.

    Just thought I would put it out there that social issues could be rethought along with the physical nature of entering space.

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    necromelia;     Mon, Apr 9, 2007  Permanent link
    is equality being the same, or understanding eveyone is capable of the same
    iPenguin     Tue, Apr 10, 2007  Permanent link
    I agree with you're thoughts that a new environment can't push equality, i had similar thoughts when we started the task. I also think there are precedents an connections between social issues and the physical nature of entering space (i haven't read too much yet on this though...)
    in our globalized world, cultures have leaved their habitat in which they originally developed and scattered around the world, but everywhere now we face problems of integration and assimilation, due to non changing or only slowly changing social values.
    It seams as though we aren't able to take advantages of possible change the new cultural immigration and movement is offering to us.
    on the other hand overcoming social boundaries has always been a question of an educational and/or monetary elite.
    creating a space collective for this elite wouldn't it only result in an more extreme ghetto for an already existing groupe?

    Also, in post-feminism and gender theories, gender has been denaturalized: non-equality is not connected to nature but is solemnly a product of human discourse.