Tag: Outer Space

“Make Space Great Again”

William Lempert , April 3rd, 2020

Nostalgic Amnesia on the Final Frontier (Center) Kanye West meeting with Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner, (Ends) Logos for Starfleet Command and the Space Force While delivering a…

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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…


System, Space and Ecobiopolitics: A Conversation with Valerie Olson About “Into the Extreme”

Peter Taber , August 14th, 2018

  [This week we present excerpts of an interview with Valerie Olson conducted by Lisa Messeri focused on Olson’s new book, Into the Extreme (U Minnesota P, 2018)….


Ghosts in the Machine: On losing control to the technoscape

savannahlann , August 9th, 2018

“There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code that have grouped together to form un-expected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free…


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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Comet Quest

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017

How the Rosetta mission created a new archaeological site in space.   Artist’s impression of Rosetta releasing the Philae Lander. ESA-C/Carreau/ATGmedialab A tale of two Rosetta Stones Archaeolog…

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