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Below are comments received by email about the ISADORA Module. Many were in response to an interview I gave to SPACE.com (read interview) If you have any comments you would like to make about The ISADORA Module please email me at email@example.com .
an engineer-Philistine can see that you are proposing something of great
value here. I would have to say that the greatest contribution that manned
space flight has yet to make to the world is in the arts, despite the
fact that the vast majority of people who have travelled in space have
little training in the arts and are generally not encouraged to explore
the artistic and philosophic possibilities of their experiences. What
you propose is really not a new thing, but an embracing of what we really
already know: That the reason for people in space has far more to do with
the human spirit than with specific technical benefits. If you have a
mailing list, put me on it. I'd call my congressman for this idea. It's
much better than any of the other reasons I've heard given for the ISS.
I'd jump at the chance to go. Not only is there the pecularities of space
travel (weightlessness, close quarters, etc...) to play with, it would
be a true pioneering experience. For the first time, an artist could look
down at our planet and respond to it from an entirely new angle, both
literally and figuartivley. More importantly, if our destiny is to live
among the stars, we must begin to envision ourselves as inhabitants of
space. To be able to begin that process as an artist would be a significant
contribution to humanity, as well as an amazing personal experience. Technology
and art have always sung a duet together...inspiring each other to greater
heights- why not aboard the ISS?
read on the Internet about your idea to break science's monopoly in Space
to include the Isadora Module, a space for arts and humanities, in ISS.
It is magnificent.
module is a great idea! I wish you the best of luck in your effort. I
believe it is important.
am a scientist trying to get aboard the space race. I love your idea for
art in space. I think that it would be cool. I was reading the article
about a place to relax and enjoy the artists. It reminded me of the scene
in Space Oddessy 2001 where they all sit around and talk to relax. I hope
your dream becomes reality. I think it will, but it is just a question
project sounds fascinating and we would like to get in touch with you
to do an interview about your work projects. Last year we did a feature
with Michael Light about his photographic collection Full Moon, the result
of being given access to the NASA moon mission archives. So interesting
to see artists responding to space exploration and its implications. Good
luck with your project. All the best
Hey what DOES "ISADORA" stand for ? (us techie types always want to know
!) - she's a great person to choose as namesake for the module ! I've
read her autobiography two or three times. Best,
read with great interest the article in Space.com about your ideas for
space art aboard the space station I think sending artists to the station
would be of tremendous benefit in widening both interest in Space and
the boundaries of human expression. (É) I did not see in the article any
mention of this type of "craft" artwork. I suggest that you consider glass-blowers
and metalsmiths as possible candidates for your art module. While it is
fun to speculate from the ground, only an artisan actually in Space and
experimenting would we discover what kind of marvelous creations are possible.
Here's my art in space idea for you - A reverse lava lamp. Don't laugh.
You, the viewer would walk inside a double-walled tube structure and have
the blobs flowing all around you. Personally, I think this would be cool.
Unless the chemicals involved posed a "space atmosphere" hazard.
I'd like to have a groovy lava wall in my home of the future with colorful
blobs of lava goo flowing all around.
Paula, Washington DC
interesting ideas. I must admit, tho', that I am one of the
longo da História, as expedições em busca de novos
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