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Sarah West
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    Designing Science Fiction...
    The course will be loosely inspired by the movie (and the book) The Man who Fell to Earth in which David Bowie plays an extraterrestrial visitor...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    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.
    Super-Kamiokande -
    a neutrino observatory located 1,000 m underground in the Mozumi Mine in Japan.

    Fri, Jun 15, 2007  Permanent link

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    - a project by D-Fuse
    "This film visualises spaces created by audio, from a mechanical perspective. With audio by Seattle-based artist L'usine, the work explores and traces the hidden data that exists on the internet and the invisible nature of these elements. The hidden spaced emit binary information as a bi-product of the errant code and circuitry, and this flow of data is represented in 2D and 3D imagery, visiting the broken links and forgotten servers of the world wide web."
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    - excerpt from the New York Times, The Universe, Expanding Beyond All Understanding

    "Forget the implied mortality of our species and everything it has or has not accomplished. If you are of a certain science fiction age, like me, you might have grown up with a vague notion of the evolution of the universe as a form of growing self-awareness: the universe coming to know itself, getting smarter and smarter, culminating in some grand understanding, commanding the power to engineer galaxies and redesign local spacetime.

    Instead, we have the prospect of a million separate Sisyphean efforts with one species after another pushing the rock up the hill only to have it roll back down and be forgotten.

    Worse, it makes you wonder just how smug we should feel about our own knowledge.

    “There may be fundamentally important things that determine the universe that we can’t see,” Dr. Krauss said in an interview. “You can have right physics, but the evidence at hand could lead to the wrong conclusion. The same thing could be happening today.”

    The proximate culprit here is dark energy, which has been responsible for much of the bad news in physics over the last 10 years. This is the mysterious force, discovered in 1998, that is accelerating the cosmic expansion that is causing the galaxies to rush away faster and faster. The leading candidate to explain that acceleration is a repulsion embedded in space itself, known as the cosmological constant. Einstein postulated the existence of such a force back in 1917 to explain why the universe didn’t collapse into a black hole, and then dropped it when Edwin Hubble discovered that distant galaxies were flying away — the universe was expanding."
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    A Proposal for a Habitat in Space:
    Outside it’s loneliness. Inside it’s the production of beauty.

    Objective:

    As a long-term living habitat this structure would serve to alleviate, as much as possible, the fears of space exploration. Feelings of loneliness, isolation and detachment could be countered by framing the experience with beauty as a form of spirituality.

    Description:

    The entire structure of the habitat would be encased by a multi- sided, cone-shaped exterior, opaque and reflective, except for a transparent lense at its flat end. The cone would rotate and progress through space so as to provide some amount of gravity and an ever-changing view.
    As the light from space passes through this giant lens and onto the reflective interior surfaces, it is duplicated and reproduced. The finite space of the habitat becomes bright with seemingly infinite reflections and the daily life of the inhabitants gains its beauty.
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