Imagining the material culture of the moon
Habitation outside the blue planet is becoming more of a reality with the promises of Moon Express, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX for commercial space travel and Nasa's announcement to colonize the moon by 2020. I decided to speculate the material culture of the moon, based on four identified human values and needs that arose from a qualitative design-research.
People need to explore and discover
There is a need to express the self, through building an social identity
We tend to build an social identity through the things we own
Exercise & Connecting with the Community
People need to interact with each other
I thought of breeding the cultures that would get to the moon first, to see how would sport look like on the moon. Considering the two points bellow, I mixed Hockey, Tennis, Basketball and Sumo:
The weight experienced on the Moon, is 16.5% of what you would experience on Earth. You can jump 6 times higher.
A cooperative game, where the aim is to score the most goals. In order to win, players need to be synchronised.
There are two teams of 4. There are two ManThrower in each team, who’s duty is to help the other players gain height; allowing them to put the ball over the (7 metre high) net. Passer gives the ball to the RacketMan to hit it over the net and try to score. The RacketMan from the other team will try to hit the ball back, but if he misses it, the Passer acts as the goalie and tries to prevent the ball from going in the goal.
Moon’s temperature = -153 ̊c/ 123 ̊c
Artificial Thylakoid (Photosystem No. 2) Providing Fuel, Electricity and Oxygen