TO SPACE, TOGETHER
We are building a decentralized space program, connecting thousands of engineers, scientists, and future astronauts, to devise and fund next-generation space initiatives.
What would openstreetmaps.org for Mars look like? Openstreetmaps.org allows regular people to help build a map of every place on earth. It is a big editing toolbox that allows you to position roads, paths, buildings, and landmarks. If the same type of tool was available for Mars, what types of features would one place on Mars? Would it be for scientific purposes? Would it be for creating hypothetical cities on Mars? Or would it be a little of both? If something like this does not already exist, would this make a good "space mission activation process" proposal, or does it lack a certain novelty which other proposals contain?
This thread will hold all of the follow up messages from our previous Coral Meeting, so that everyone can access it. Feel free to reply to anything discussed in them, and if you have any questions this is the place to ask as well. Meeting videos and minutes can be accessed in our meeting archives (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cDmf-4R2SvflPOqb9O55kMlVikWuQkEF). For more information, you can visit our Coral Handbook (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oFv1bG8cV8s9etSiW_CpqyLaMCpIO3V0ogMexp8umXI/edit?usp=sharing). You can also access our GitHub (https://github.com/spacedecentral/Coral#boards?repos=141067438) repo to view and work on the available tasks.
There may be many benefits to boring holes and filling them with inflatable structures. To make this style of space architecture feasible we need a boring machine that can be realistically transported, maintained, and operated in space environments. I'm proposing that we: Explore which elements of a boring machine require high mass for it to operate well Explore which of those high mass parts can be replaced by a frame that can be filled with in situ materials such as regolith Explore ways to make the machine easy to maintain and operate
I'd like to make a suggestion for the model city. Perhaps we could enlist experts in role playing game design to create a role playing strategy for the participants in the model city to explore political, social, cultural and every other type of scenario. It could be a fun, productive experience for visitors and longterm residents.
Let's use this post to propose topics for next week's meeting. We can also begin discussion right here!
We’re launching a logo and avatar design competition for Maximum Jailbreak, with a reward to the winner. To understand what we are looking for, please read Benedict Singleton's (https://www.e-flux.com/journal/46/60088/maximum-jailbreak/) essay which inspired the name Maximum Jailbreak, and Giulio Prisco's article (https://turingchurch.net/maximum-jailbreak-and-the-legacy-of-stephen-hawking-3a5773b9e6df) which explains why we decided to use it as the name of our Space Media project. We are looking for a logo and an avatar that expresses this particular notion from Singleton's essay: "It seems obvious that we are confined in space to the surface of the earth, and in time to the length of a life. Fedorov’s imaginative achievement revolves around refusing to mistake the ubiquity of these constraints—for all the great hold they exert—as inescapable necessities we have no choice but to accept. Those who point to the huge expanse of the earth and the whole terrestrial history of life—this is nothing but myopia, squalid provincialism. In isolated form, this is the characteristic gesture of cosmism, what we might call the “cosmist impulse”: to consider the earth a trap, and to understand the common project of philosophy, economics, and design as being the formulation of means to escape from it: to conceive a jailbreak at the maximum possible scale, a heist in which we steal ourselves from the vault." If you feel as inspired by this as we do and want to be part of this groundbreaking initiative, please submit your designs (https://goo.gl/forms/BIXU0zPCrK2LrcEg2). You can submit as many designs as you'd like, but each entry allows 5 files of 1MB each. Winners will be announced on December 15th. General rules: 1) Your design should be in a 1:1 format, and must be clear and readable in large or small sizes, easily translatable to different colors. 2) You can submit up to five images of up to 1MB per entry. If your design is selected, we will need a high resolution image file as well as the editable file. Submitted images should be in .png format, with transparent background. 2) The design should be of your own authorship. If it is a composed image, all elements must be either public domain or your own work. 3) The Maximum Jailbreak producers will decide whether your submitted design will be considered a logo or an avatar. 4) Space Decentral will display the best designs for public comment and discussions for up to two weeks, but the Maximum Jailbreak producers have full discretion in selecting the winners. 5) There will be two winners in this competition - one for logo design, the other for avatar design. Each winner will get US$75, paid through Paypal. 6) The winners will be notified via email or phone. If contact is not returned within 5 days of the announcement, Space Decentral will choose another design.
The Space Decentral Way
- Initial collaboration is fostered through the community-driven curation of a portfolio of projects
- Requirements and goals are defined for the projects in order to guide the solution stage
- Community members are incentivized to submit open-source action plans through a competitive “request for proposals” process
- Action plans are vetted using a transparent decision-making process
- The best proposal for each project will be added to a digital commons, with alternates archived
- Everyone will have access to these shared commons and will be enabled to take action
- Funds are collectively raised to support the development, testing, and launch of top action plans
- Jobs are created and work contracts are assigned based on solution proposals
- Collaborative research and shared visions become realities
- Contributions are rewarded upon commercial adoption of solutions seeded from the digital commons