Rocket Scientists and Their Games: A Little-Known Slice of History

Rebecca Perry , January 20th, 2020

In the 21st century, game companies are expanding what can be done with 3D interactive tools and virtual spaces. Companies like Epic Games are increasing blurring the lines…


Encounters with Lunar Dust

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019

From Neil Armstrong’s footprints to future missions to Mars, contamination fears and policies lie at the heart of our cosmic explorations. The stiff, gray cardboard box sat calmly…

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When Women Take Up Space Not Built for Them

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019

It is not enough to be intentional and intersectional in research settings. We must rework the spaces of the academy and knowledge production to better acknowledge and suit…

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Yugoslav Peasants Land Apollo 8

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019

Is there salad on the Moon? Down on Earth, Yugoslav peasants argued the question. On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to venture around…

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The NASA Ames Junk Tent

Michael Oman-Reagan , March 1st, 2019

History matters when explaining why we should fund NASA’s science. A junk tent with broken exhibits doesn’t tell that story. If you ever need a NASA logo pattern to…

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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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Ice Cream and Architecture

William Lempert , March 14th, 2017

Outer Space Podcast Trilogy 3: Ice Cream and Architecture

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Cultivating an Outer Space Ecology: Introducing the On-Orbit Gardener

melanie ford , March 3rd, 2017

NASA poster from Mars Explorers Wanted Series Part of a series commissioned in 2009 by NASA for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center, the “Farmers Wanted” poster above…

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Moon Dust and Cosmo/politics

William Lempert , February 14th, 2017

Outer Space Podcast Trilogy 2: Moon Dust and Cosmo/politics

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Don’t Panic! The Neuroscience behind falling into Balance w/ Vivek Pandey Vimal

Nina Oria-Loureiro , November 23rd, 2016

Are balance and movement something that can be culturally shaped? Why aren’t female rats being used in drug studies? In this episode of This Anthropological Life we team…

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Co-designing with machines: moving beyond the human/machine binary

tricia wang , June 13th, 2016

Letter from the Editor: I am happy to announce Welcome to the The Co-Desinging with Machines edition. As someone with one foot in industry redesigning organizations to flourish in a…

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