MachineMachine /stream - tagged with space https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[WHY I WANT TO FUCK ELON MUSK]]> https://machinemachine.net/portfolio/why-i-want-to-fuck-elon-musk/

A text written for IOCOSE‘s exhibition “All of Your Base” held at Aksioma Project Space in Ljubljana, 1 December 2021–14 January 2022.

Published as a PostScriptUM PDF and print-on-demand publication.

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In their space race the gurus of the NewSpace movement are expanding an imaginary that hybridizes individualism, libertarianism, neoliberal economics, counterculture and utopianism. “Why I Want to Fuck Elon Musk” plays with these cultural references, taking inspiration from the most emblematic statements spoken or tweeted by Elon Musk in recent years. Daniel Rourke, a London-based writer, artist and academic, has resorted to working with the OpenAI Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) language model to imagine and narrate chronicles from a near future in which blockchains have materialized and the deepfakes of Bezos and Musk have colonized Mars. The fictional universe thus created by human and non-human imagination builds a literary counterpart to IOCOSE’s latest works – the video animations Pointing at a New Planet (2020) and Free from History (2021) – presented on the occasion of the “All of Your Base” exhibition at Aksioma | Project Space in Ljubljana.

Download PDF (eBROCHURE) View on Aksioma website

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Fri, 26 Nov 2021 02:06:04 -0800 https://machinemachine.net/portfolio/why-i-want-to-fuck-elon-musk/
<![CDATA[Viruses may exist ‘elsewhere in the universe’, warns scientist | Infectious diseases | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/06/viruses-may-exist-elsewhere-in-the-universe-warns-scientist

The Covid pandemic has already turned life as we know it upside down – and no doubt prompted some people to want to leave the planet. Now a leading scientist has warned that viruses may not only be found on Earth, but might occur – should life exist – elsewhere in the universe.

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Tue, 14 Sep 2021 03:51:27 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/06/viruses-may-exist-elsewhere-in-the-universe-warns-scientist
<![CDATA[We’re already colonizing Mars.]]> https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/mars-colonization-is-already-happening.html

Sometime in April, the Ingenuity helicopter will take to the Martian air, making it, in NASA’s words, “the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.” Or, to put it in more mundane terms, Mars will have become another airport.

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Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:55:06 -0700 https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/mars-colonization-is-already-happening.html
<![CDATA[The Communal Mind · LRB 21 February 2019]]> https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v41/n04/patricia-lockwood/the-communal-mind

Afew​ years ago, when it suddenly occurred to us that the internet was a place we could never leave, I began to keep a diary of what it felt like to be there in the days of its snowy white disintegration, which felt also like the disintegration of my own mind. My interest was not academic.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:34:09 -0800 https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v41/n04/patricia-lockwood/the-communal-mind
<![CDATA[The racist language of space exploration | The Outline]]> https://theoutline.com/post/5809/the-racist-language-of-space-exploration

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence, head of the National Space Council, outlined plans for creating the “Space Force” that President Donald Trump envisions as a space-dedicated military branch, complete with space warfighters and weapons, by the year 2020.

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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:06:22 -0700 https://theoutline.com/post/5809/the-racist-language-of-space-exploration
<![CDATA[Sorry Elon Musk, but it's now clear that colonising Mars is unlikely – and a bad idea | The Independent]]> https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/elon-musk-mars-colony-space-tesla-terraforming-a8479156.html

Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk has a vision for colonising Mars, based on a big rocket, nuclear explosions and an infrastructure to transport millions of people there. This was seen as highly ambitious but technically challenging in several ways.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:22:29 -0700 https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/elon-musk-mars-colony-space-tesla-terraforming-a8479156.html
<![CDATA[The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/09/style/axiom-space-travel.html

Here comes private space travel — with cocktails, retro-futuristic Philippe Starck designs and Wi-Fi. Just $55 million a trip!

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:18:35 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/09/style/axiom-space-travel.html
<![CDATA[Elon Musk and the Failure of Our Imagination in Space | The New Yorker]]> https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/elon-musk-and-the-failure-of-our-imagination-in-space

Long before mastering the mechanics of spaceflight, men imagined sending other men into the cosmos.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:18:33 -0700 https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/elon-musk-and-the-failure-of-our-imagination-in-space
<![CDATA[Space and myth in a body horror - Mythogeography]]> http://www.mythogeography.com/space-and-myth-in-a-body-horror.html

It might seem strange that a mythogeographer would be very interested in an action-horror movie from 1982, panned at the time of its release and largely ignored by audiences.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:50:43 -0700 http://www.mythogeography.com/space-and-myth-in-a-body-horror.html
<![CDATA[Why we need to stop talking about space as a frontier.]]> http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/03/why_we_need_to_stop_talking_about_space_as_a_frontier.html

On Sept. 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy addressed an audience of 35,000 people at Rice University in Houston and put forth his vision for sending an American to the moon before the end of the decade.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:13:56 -0700 http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/03/why_we_need_to_stop_talking_about_space_as_a_frontier.html
<![CDATA[88 New Satellites Will Watch Earth, All the Time, All the Places | WIRED]]> https://www.wired.com/2017/02/88-tiny-satellites-will-watch-time-everywhere/

The satellite company Planet is used to breaking records. In 2014, a rocket exploded with a payload of the company’s satellites inside—26, the biggest loss ever.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:01:37 -0800 https://www.wired.com/2017/02/88-tiny-satellites-will-watch-time-everywhere/
<![CDATA[Singularities panel, Transmediale (5th Feb 2017)]]> http://additivism.org/post/157310071576

Singularities panel, Transmediale (5th Feb 2017)The video of our #Singularities panel at Transmediale is now online:Featuring the extraordinary talents of Luiza Prado & Pedro Oliveira (A parede), Rasheedah Phillips, and Dorothy R. Santos speaking (and performing) on refiguring techno-colonialist and heteronormative pasts, presents, futures and identities.The introduction to the panel - written by Morehshin and myself - can be found here. Photos from the panel are here.Stick around for the discussion and Q&A

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:02:15 -0800 http://additivism.org/post/157310071576
<![CDATA[The Anthropocene Marks the Failure of Capitalism, Not Mars-Bound Humanity | Inverse]]> https://www.inverse.com/article/22748-molecular-red-anthropocene-climate-change-mars-colony-capitalism-climate-change

The Holocene is dead; welcome to the Anthropocene. Once a controversial stance, the notion that human activities have altered planetary geology adequately enough to warrant the demarcation of another epoch has more traction than the Mars Rover.

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Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:07:12 -0700 https://www.inverse.com/article/22748-molecular-red-anthropocene-climate-change-mars-colony-capitalism-climate-change
<![CDATA[Some Sketches on Vertical Geographies - e-flux Architecture - e-flux]]> http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/superhumanity/68726/some-sketches-on-vertical-geographies/

I’ve long thought that conventional understandings of geography were a little too “horizontal”.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:05:19 -0700 http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/superhumanity/68726/some-sketches-on-vertical-geographies/
<![CDATA[Cosmic carve-up: Law and plunder on the final frontier | New Scientist]]> https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130810-400-cosmic-carveup-law-and-plunder-on-the-final-frontier/#link_time=1468247059

The US wants to press ahead with asteroid mining, but rights to the riches buried in space are a grey area. How should we draw up rules for harvesting the heavens? “MAGNIFICENT desolation.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:01:55 -0700 https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130810-400-cosmic-carveup-law-and-plunder-on-the-final-frontier/#link_time=1468247059
<![CDATA[Let's Send Philosophers and Poets to Mars | Immodest proposal | OZY]]> http://www.ozy.com/immodest-proposal/lets-send-philosophers-and-poets-to-mars/68047

Leaving planet Earth isn’t easy. This year, NASA’s Astronaut Candidate Program received a record 18,000-plus applications from highly qualified scientists bent on discovering space’s deep abyss. It will choose a handful, if that.

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Mon, 09 May 2016 01:16:37 -0700 http://www.ozy.com/immodest-proposal/lets-send-philosophers-and-poets-to-mars/68047
<![CDATA[Why our imagination for alien life is so impoverishe...]]> https://aeon.co/opinions/why-our-imagination-for-alien-life-is-so-impoverished

It astonishes me how much we seem to know about aliens. They build technology-driven civilisations and pilot spaceships across the galaxy. They create energy-harvesting structures around their stars. They beam interstellar greetings to us.

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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:35:16 -0800 https://aeon.co/opinions/why-our-imagination-for-alien-life-is-so-impoverished
<![CDATA[Why Martian Concrete Might Be The Best Building Material In The Solar System]]> http://www.fastcodesign.com/3055172/why-martian-concrete-might-be-the-best-building-material-in-the-solar-system

To colonize Mars, researchers are developing a new kind of concrete that doesn't require water and is more than twice as strong. Concrete has been critical to the colonization of our own planet.

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:32:09 -0800 http://www.fastcodesign.com/3055172/why-martian-concrete-might-be-the-best-building-material-in-the-solar-system
<![CDATA[The Moral Imperative of Human Spaceflight | Grand Strategy: The View from Oregon]]> https://geopolicraticus.wordpress.com/the-moral-imperative-of-human-spaceflight/

The text below is a paper I wrote to correspond to my presentation at the first 100YSS Symposium in 2011. 0. Preamble1. The case against civilization2. The evils of civilization3. The future of civilization4. The future of morality5. The place of consciousness in axiology6.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:36:00 -0700 https://geopolicraticus.wordpress.com/the-moral-imperative-of-human-spaceflight/
<![CDATA[Ape]]> http://tumblr.machinemachine.net/post/121710099284

Ape

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:27:00 -0700 http://tumblr.machinemachine.net/post/121710099284