Sunday, May 29, 2016

Space + Art

Space + Art

Many scientists become too focused on the technical aspects of space and forget to open up their eyes to the spectrum where space and art intersect. By looking into this category, scientists can realize new forms of technology and become further connected to their projects. For example, Khlebnikov’s invention of the living laboratory, “the Makrolab”, inspires creativity intertwined with the technological aspects of the project. 
("That is where the choreographer Johannes Birringer discovered the mobile laboratory, and wrote the first significant text about it")
While the Makrolab is very functional and easily disassembled and transported, it is also aesthetically pleasing. It has a futuristic theme with shining exterior and wooden floorboards lining the interior. The Makrolab is divided into four separate zones for working and living. The Makrolab is also environmentally friendly because it is powered by solar panels and a windmill and uses a waste-treatment system for the least possible water consumption. 
(workspace inside the Makrolab)
The overall look of the Makrolab will remind a spectator of a space station that has been dropped in the middle of nowhere. But aside from being stranded, it sounds like a pretty ideal workspace. This wondrous art piece would not have existed had scientists refused to explore the infinite realms of the arts. This exploration allows scientists to broaden their horizons and creates more possibilities for space endeavors in the future.

(Makrolab, Rottnest Island Australia, 2000)

Works Cited
"CODED UTOPIA." Continental Drift. N.p., 27 Mar. 2007. Web. 29 May 2016.
Foust, Jeff. "When Space and Art Intersect." The Space Review:. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2016.
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