I think i will have to think about the space program again. it seems too loose
From sarahs 3
Here's a more down-to-earth investigation of an already existing model for a space colony...
An episode of This American Life from 2002, investigating life on an aircraft carrier.
Vernor Vinge, references from Rene:
It makes a difference to conduct experiments on yourself and to experience it yourself, as opposed to reading about someone else's experiences. Here's my plan for this month:
1. Visual Deprivation
Single non-vision In-Progress
Under two conditions:
With two variables:
A confusing reading... A Thousand Plateaus but I really liked getting carried away by chapter six, "How do you become a Body without Organs?"
Deleuze and Guattari were way too abstract so I broke it down to what I'd like to get from it. I came up with two ways to look at it:
1. The body is the Mind
2. The body is our Posthuman...
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is the name of a thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan as global presenter. It is executive-produced by Adrian Malone, produced by David Kennard, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and Gregory Andorfer, and directed by the producers and David Oyster, Richard Wells, Tom...
From josh 4 comments12
Project: Studio Lynn, Vienna
wow look at this exosceleton
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...
trying with textured elements
trying to make the pattern 3d
always the question of how...
From sarahs 22
make something which experiences, reacts to its environment, changes, is non-stable...
... make something indeterminate, which always looks different, the shape of which cannot be predicted precisely...
... make something which cannot 'perform' without the assistance of its environment...
... make something which reacts to light and temperature...
A documentary from Channel 4.
Commentaries on the film:
"Scientific consensus: the starting point of debate"
"Keep politics out of science – and vice versa"
"Apocalypse My Arse"
"Don't let truth stand in the way of a red-hot debunking of climate change"
"Take the case of courage. No quality has ever so much addled the brains and tangled the definitions of merely rational sages. Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die. "He that will lose his life, the same shall save it," is not a piece of mysticism for...
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...