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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.
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    A Proposal for a Habitat in Space:
    Outside it’s loneliness. Inside it’s the production of beauty.


    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.


    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.

    Sun, May 27, 2007  Permanent link

    Sent to project: Designing Science Fiction Scenarios
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