Monday, 26 June 2017

The Moby Mart

This Feels Real...  



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Visualizing a decent life on the moon.

NASA Judged, Moontopia Competition - Winner


These images kind of make me want to sign up as a pioneer...
OK, scratch that. Realistically, I guess I mean write a SciFi story about somebody else signing up.

"The Testlab settlement is based on the idea of the Russian Babushka Doll — one layer protects the next. On the very inside of the settlement are the Pods, which inhabit the private sleeping quarters, the communal rooms, the greenhouse, as well as the experimental labs and the necessary machinery to sustain life on the moon. Between the pods and the outer most protective membrane is the void that acts as yet another protective layer between livable and unlivable space."


I actually think I like the Runner up even more: 
"The moon has abundant resources on the moon... [but] it is has always had a significant meaning to us, and therefore its original state must be highly respected and preserved as much as possible. Therefore we propose a space station not built directly on the surface but orbiting around the moon with a cable linked to the surface"



Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Everything is a story...

A very interesting article on Larping (Live Action Role Playing) which highlights something buried deep down near the roots of the human condition.

One of the key messages of the book Sapiens is that we live in a world of stories. Companies are stories; countries, currencies, governments, and religions too.

Base reality is physics and chemistry, everything else is a story...

  ...even ourselves. This is rarely clearer than in this article.

 "So much of adult life is about LARPing, whether or not people realise it. When you take on a new job, you have to learn how to play that part, you have to learn how to act as that job."