In the 1970s space colonies were considered to be a viable alternative to a life restricted to planet Earth. The design of cylindrical space colonies, starting with Werner van Braun's 1954 "Marsprojekt series" and taken to the next step 2 decades later by Gerard O'Neill,...
Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that new ideas pass through three periods:
* "It can't be done."
* "It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing."
* "I knew it was a good idea all along!"
Bruce Mau Design
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth
3. Process is more important than outcome. When the...
What do I want individuals to feel? What aspects of nature do I want them to experience so that I can convey my personal ties and attractions to the natural world?
Do I want [them] to play with sand and let it trickle through my fingers? Do i want to play with a clump of dirt - roll it a ball in my hand and then break up it again - how can I...
What types of technology already exist that could provide alternatives to heating and cooling that require a closed, 'controllable' environment to function?
Any ideas? These are a few I have brainstormed
Ideally the technology used adopts a relatively seamless or invisible connectivity to the user - hopefully easily forgotten as it does not...
Kurt Vonnegut, a favorite author of mine, passed away yesterday at the age of 84. His favorite book of mine being Slaughterhouse-Five.
This is a excerpt of his last published words from his poem "Requiem."
When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating...
1 Being really interested in biology I looked to the fundamental cell for inspiration. In our realm of existence our societal exoskeletons are all fixed. This seems very limiting and causes a lot of waste (ie constructing a building in fashion back in the 1970s and tearing it down to build another building because A: it does not function anymore...