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...
The point is again to adapt ourselves to nature. If we've figured out no-soil, drip irrigation systems for plants to grow and live indoors, what can we learn to alter about our energy and life sustaining abilities? What can we do without and what can we harvest impactless from the System?
All my proposals are of peaceful environments, places to relax rather than places to be entertained. There is too much stimuli around us now as it is, I think people need to re-connect with nature and learn/appreciate doing nothing. It's a beeautiful thing to be able to sit in nature and observe.
If the Space Collective would be a group...
I can't transcribe ideas directly to a computer as well as I would to a physical sheet of paper; but oftentimes when I write by hand the ideas and sentences are all over the place because I pay less attention to mechanics. Regardless, I wrote this blurb earlier (forgive the incoherencies):
What "nature" is to me
It's vast, isolated,...
My second option would also be intended for a shorter period of time as a recuperating experience. It would primarily be an experience for a single person but it would be in the form of a room. There would be a large window in the room so the person could enjoy sunshine and a view. All other walls would be covered with screens that would show...
45% of all people who experience zero gravity also experience space sickness from being weightless....
From lhogberg 1
Project: Design Media Arts at UCLA
If I were to build a space colony or space habitat I would want it to be a place where people can continue to be free. All science fiction and renderings of moon colonies seem so restrictive and claustrophobic. I would want a space colony with a built in atmosphere just like the Earth. People could move freely, and in space every direction would...
I wouldn't want much to change - maybe that's depressing or unimaginative or boring but it's the truth.
What I admire most about nature is its resilience, no matter how hard we abuse it, it always bounces back, amazingly and surprisingly (although some would argue that at this moment it may be reaching its physical limits).
Project: Studio Lynn, Vienna
From bixar 1
Project: Studio Lynn, Vienna
From Greg, proof that our services will be needed soon:
The proliferation of commercial...
.to explore possibilities and advantages of branching systems
how to make floors and volumes, construction and circulatory questions
how does a system change in different environments (earth, space)
.to achieve controllable complexity with variation of a basic scheme
fractal branching as starting geometry
.difference of relation to...
what happens with the perception of time when we have no atmosphere in space?
do we adopt a new calender?
do we let go of our earthly perception of time itself?
what is our basis for time in relation to in space when the earth no longer exists?
how can people live with no night or day?
what happens to our social constructions of our daily...
It's kind of amazing how we can transfer energy to power something. Think of all the people dancing or in spinning class wasting all that energy. Don't you think America would be thinner if they had to ride a bike in order to watch their television?
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