Monthly Archives: January 2013
Deep Space Industries (Asteroid Mining Visualizations by Bryan Versteeg)
Tour Planetary with Chris Lewicki
Ignacio Torres: "Stellar"
“This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.”
John Berkey (Fantasy Speculative Art)
Unfair Characterization: NewSpace is Not ‘Billionaires Gone Wild’
Even negative critiques of SpaceX on Glassdoor – there are several – all describe Musk as working constantly, very, very hard long tough hours; he took real risks with his own personal cash upfront to start SpaceX long before hiring a single lobbyist….he has also singularly changed momentum to Mars settlement on a grand scale, and, for initial missions advocates Mars to Stay….so this page celebrates his efforts, with wide tolerance for what could be perceived as “gilded” materialism by cheap snarks who have not had the opportunity to know what it is like to make such lifestyle choices in the first place. It’s impossible to determine what is in a person’s heart – sometimes even our own – but as a commentator to the Breitbart article wrote, “For SpaceX, all of Elon’s contracts were for services delivered. Not cost plus, and for a tiny fraction of what NASA HAD been paying for similar services. All of SpaceX’s contracts came in under budget. I can’t speak for Solar City and Tesla, but from a SpaceX standpoint this seems off base.”
Lissa Treiman "The Magical Space Adventures of Shaw and David"
From her blog Treimanized!…”The ending [of Prometheus] was one of the (although probably not the most) ridiculous things about the film. “Wants-to-be-Ripley-and-i-can’t-remember-her-first-name” Shaw takes off to travel the universe with the robot head that murdered her meat-head boyfriend. I say we give them their own show. So here is my proposed follow-up to ‘Prometheus’: ‘The Magical Space Adventures of Shaw and David'” I could draw these two forever. Seriously. Such an awful movie, so much fun to draw floating heads in space 🙂 “
Saturday Night Live: Men’s Full Body ASSA Deodorizer Spray Wants to Float You Up There
“Yes a trip to space – actual space”
The great thing about the overview effect is it makes verifiable claims regarding real-world results humans experience after seeing
our tiny little planet from a distance. Eventually once enough specimens have had their personal face-time with Earth, we will obtain a
large enough data set for empirical verification: either there is an effect or there isn’t. Given the lowbrow sheer self-absorbed nuttiness
of those who have already been in space, don’t count on it. People must have said the same about early air flight: “There are no fences up
there – it reminds you of how small our concerns are when folks look like ants.” Shortly thereafter we began dropping grenades from
biplanes and having sex in Virgin Atlantic lavatories. Astronauts are like car drivers. Human beings. Enlightenment takes ideas
obtained through hard thinking, not zero g. Not car driving. That enlightened genius up there on a podium for some incomprehensible
reason saluting a microphone receives a substantial pension – split among three wives – from taxpayers. Thanks.
Whatever it takes to enable humanity to use the near-infinite energy and resources from space to raise living standards on Earth, while
expanding free independent human societies throughout the
universe…even Axe. Let’s go already.
This just couldn’t be better…