Bodies In Space: How The Environment Of Zero Gravity Will Change Us And Our Culture

Cabot Discovery Bar
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and during their relatively short stays, they are provided with minimum supplies to remain alive and able to perform experiments. As we begin to plan less for short visits and more for life in space (such as a six to eight month trip to Mars and beyond) the question becomes: What does human culture look like in space?
This talk will explore how human culture, design, and creativity might evolve as we begin to live in space, and the unique environmental conditions that might guide us in certain directions, just as the environment on Earth has. It will discuss space tourism, living in zero gravity, and some experiments in art and design that hint at future aesthetics.