Blog written by Ray Stott, Founder of spaceraystott (www.spaceraystott.com)
spaceraystott are collaborating with an exciting Photographer, Elizabeth Presland on a unique space project and are looking for your video replies to space questions to be shown in 2 exhibitions in London in both May and June this year.
The First Photo of the Earth, 1966; on Aug. 23, 1966, the world received its first view of Earth taken by the Lunar Orbiter I from the vicinity of the Moon. Credit: NASA
Send us your video answers on the future of space!
Send us your video answers to these space questions facing mankind as we expand into space and explore the Universe.
When filming please read out the question and leave a 3 second gap before answering.
1. In your opinion, who are 3 of the most influential people/institutions that are making space exploration socially and ethically responsible?
2. Is there talk in your field about making a more efficient collective, than any currently established, that monitors outer space exploration so that no country/individual is at a disadvantage?
3. Do you have concerns about the current political state of outer space exploration
3a. If so, could you list your 3 main concerns?
3b. Of these concerns, are there any solutions you can suggest?
4. Do you have concerns about space becoming only accessible to a minority of the population?
4a. If so could you state why?
4b. Of these concerns are there any solutions you can suggest?
5. In your opinion, what are 3 benefits for humanity in outer space exploration?
6. In your opinion, what are 3 benefits for the ecological state of the Earth in outer space exploration?
7. Do you have any suggested reading in response to your answers?
8. It is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 Moon landings and the distribution of the iconic image above. What image would you choose as the most iconic image to arise out of outer space exploration?
Elizabeth Delphine is a Photographer based in London
and Elizabeth has recently done some work on space issues including SPACE JUNK
Join the conversation …
The aim is to engage with the general public about discussions on outer space and a selection of your video answers will be included in 2 exhibitions showcasing in London in May and June this year. In addition, a book is in the works called “Ways of Seeing Outer Space” in cooperation with The Space Aperture Institute (S.A.I.).
Elizabeth is working on a final project for her photography University degree at London South Bank University. Her project is about exploring the current state of outer space exploration.
The exhibition of her final project will be shown in 2 London Galleries:
- Borough Road Gallery on the 22nd May 2018 and
- The Truman Brewery on the 22nd June 2018
She needs to get information from different experts in the space arena. We would like you to participate and you could be a part of her research and exhibition so that we can obtain a wide knowledge of current policy and politics in outer space.
It would require that you film yourself reading out the questions shown above and answering them in a video. The video can be filmed on anything, for example, a mobile phone. It is just very important that the sound quality is good. You can also send us a text version of your answers for possible inclusion in the upcoming book.
This video will then become a part of Elizabeth’s final exhibition work.
You will be credited in the exhibition if your video is selected and your expertise will be seen by everyone that passes through the exhibition.
If you are available to do this we would need your video recording by the 18th May 2018.
Please email your video/text to our “spaceraystott” contacts webpage
Space Junk, Elizabeth Delphine
Ways of Seeing Outer Space
To date, no more than 550 humans have entered space, yet most of the world’s population can confidently describe Mars. This marks a standpoint in photography’s history as the universe has been created through the cameras black hole.
The Space Aperture Institute (S.A.I.) addresses topics regarding outer space which are in need of public attention. Space is currently a niche area of research and critique, yet space is the place that humanity is now expanding into and currently only a handful of the global population are creating that future.
While we are giddy with oversaturated images of space, talk of space tourism and the prospect of colonizing mars, corporations are situating themselves in a very powerful place with technology, investment and self-appointed authority to have a monopoly over not only who can go to space but to the resources that will imminently be mined from space.
The first publication from the S.A.I., Ways of Seeing Outer Space, has gathered information from the realms of complex academia and condensed it so that the public can have access to these pressing matters. A more comprehensive distribution of these topics is intended to encourage the production of new narratives that can generate a co collective, open-sourced future for space.
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