Author: Taylor R. Genovese

The decadence and depravity of Biosphere 2

Taylor R. Genovese , May 30th, 2018


Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems research facility on occupied Tohono O’odham land (in so-called Oracle, Arizona, just north of Cuk Ṣ…


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“To Peace, Because the Awful Alternative is the End of All Life”: Build Bomb–Explore Space(s)–Save World! (Part 2)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 20th, 2017


This two-part post is a collaborative authorship between Taylor R. Genovese and Martin Pfeiffer, a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. For more on…


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“To Peace, Because the Awful Alternative is the End of All Life”: Build Bomb–Explore Space(s)–Save World! (Part 1)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 16th, 2017


This two-part post is a collaborative authorship between Taylor R. Genovese and Martin Pfeiffer, a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. For more on…


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Shitting in Space: Engagements with Cosmic Taboo

Taylor R. Genovese , July 13th, 2017


Last December, I was asked an interesting question on Twitter: “How much poop is on the moon?” After a quick, panicky, existential reevaluation centered on whether my mountain…


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Casting into the Cosmos: Magic and Ritual in Human Spaceflight (Part 2)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 6th, 2017


In Part 1, I wrote a gonzo ethnography about my experience at a rocket launch in Florida. For Part 2, I will be utilizing historical records, museum didactic…


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Casting into the Cosmos: Magic and Ritual in Human Spaceflight (Part 1)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 2nd, 2017


Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Taylor R. Genovese. Field Notes – September 8, 2016 (Cape Canaveral, Florida): I see the light and smoke first. The radiant fuel pours…


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Fear and Loathing in Truth or Consequences

Taylor R. Genovese , September 2nd, 2016


Neoliberalism, Colonialism, and the Lineage of the Frontier at Spaceport America The Spaceport Operations Center (SOC) at Spaceport America. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese I race south down I-25 from…


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