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Rebecca Anne Shostak (F, 34)
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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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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.




    If you’re into diving, then it’s pretty much a given that you’re into life underwater. But I think I may have run across the person who’s MORE into life underwater than anybody else. His name is Lloyd Godson; he’s a marine scientist and avid diver. Recently awarded the Australian Geographic “Live your dream” Wildest Adventure Competition, Lloyd plans to “live his dream” completely underwater in the BioSUB Project: the world’s first self-sufficient, self-sustaining underwater habitat.

    Construction begins this spring on the BioSUB, and Lloyd hopes to move in by August. While living in the BioSUB, Lloyd will need to generate his oxygen (by growing plants); grow his food (using hydroponics); arrange for his fresh water; and deal with his waste while he lives in The Pit, a gravel quarry that now serves as a dedicated occupational dive site in Australia. Equal parts adventure story, ecological research lab, and human guinea pig, Lloyd and his BioSUB will push the envelope in terms of living in a closed ecological system.

     http://www.biosub.com.au/Down%20under.htm 
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    http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=w_davis

    In this stunning talk, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, many of which are disappearing, as ancestral land is lost and languages die. (50 percent of the world's 6000 languages are no longer taught to children.) Against a backdrop of extraordinary photos and stories that ignite the imagination, Davis argues that we should be concerned not only for preserving the biosphere, but also the "ethnosphere," which he describes as "the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness." An anthropologist and botanist by training, Davis has traveled the world, living among indigenous cultures.
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