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Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #christian, #humor, #libertarian, and #scifi. I'm new, so take it easy.
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #christian, #humor, #libertarian, and #scifi. I'm new, so take it easy.
 
While reading some good old scifi (perry rhodan) … it creates a somehwat #weird #feeling, when you read, that a #hardhat #mounted #camera #records #images on #micro #film … which needs to be #developed so you can put them into a #projector, like dias back then…

But for sure some #positronic #comptuer #system can #transfer them using #hyperwave #communications #across the #galaxy … where another projector can show them…

It’s just … a tiny little bit weird … from #nowadays #perspective… ;)

#SciFi #PerryRhodan #MicroFilm #OldSchool #weird #randomshit ;)

.oO( A Scene/concept from Perry Rhodan Issue 166 - “Im Labyrinth von Eysal” (In the labyrinth of Eysal) Published in #1964 )
 
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"Dark District" by Mitchell Mohrhauser

#digitalart #scifi
 
In this thesis, we present a detailed analysis of the conventions that appear in fictional spaceship design, including a discussion of their origins, their uses in emulating certain traits, and reasons these conventions might be followed or ignored. We uncover these conventions by examining and comparing popular spaceship designs from the past sixty years, which we present in a detailed survey. We also examine an aesthetic interpretation of information theory, which can be used to describe the balance of uniformity amidst variety, and discuss specific strategies for incorporating these principles into the creation of spaceship surface details. Procedural modeling describes a set of techniques used to allow computers to generate digital content such as 3D digital models automatically. However, procedural modeling to date has focused on very specific areas: natural scenery such as trees and terrain, or cityscapes such as road maps and buildings. While these types of models are important and useful, they focus on a specific subset of the procedural modeling problem. Though procedural generation can be an invaluable tool for providing viable and dynamic content, it is troubling that so few types of objects have been studied in this area. Using the aesthetic and spaceship principles we define, we have developed a prototype system to procedurally generate the surface details of a large scale spaceship. Given a surface representing the frame of a spaceship, we apply geometry automatically in a coherent manner to achieve the appearance of a spaceship by emulating important traits.
The aesthetics of science fiction spaceship design

This is a really interesting thesis! Lots of great examples of #scifi #spaceships
 
In this thesis, we present a detailed analysis of the conventions that appear in fictional spaceship design, including a discussion of their origins, their uses in emulating certain traits, and reasons these conventions might be followed or ignored. We uncover these conventions by examining and comparing popular spaceship designs from the past sixty years, which we present in a detailed survey. We also examine an aesthetic interpretation of information theory, which can be used to describe the balance of uniformity amidst variety, and discuss specific strategies for incorporating these principles into the creation of spaceship surface details. Procedural modeling describes a set of techniques used to allow computers to generate digital content such as 3D digital models automatically. However, procedural modeling to date has focused on very specific areas: natural scenery such as trees and terrain, or cityscapes such as road maps and buildings. While these types of models are important and useful, they focus on a specific subset of the procedural modeling problem. Though procedural generation can be an invaluable tool for providing viable and dynamic content, it is troubling that so few types of objects have been studied in this area. Using the aesthetic and spaceship principles we define, we have developed a prototype system to procedurally generate the surface details of a large scale spaceship. Given a surface representing the frame of a spaceship, we apply geometry automatically in a coherent manner to achieve the appearance of a spaceship by emulating important traits.
The aesthetics of science fiction spaceship design

This is a really interesting thesis! Lots of great examples of #scifi #spaceships
 
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“Launch Base” by Allen-Wei

#digitalart #scifi
 
#SciFi #ScienceFiction #resiliency

Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers



While many people may not consider science fiction, fantasy or speculative fiction to be “literary,” research shows that all fiction can generate critical thinking skills and emotional intelligence for young readers. Science fiction may have a power all its own.
[…]
Historically, those who read science fiction have been stigmatized as geeks who can’t cope with reality. This perception persists, particularly for those who are unaware of the changes to this genre in the past several decades. A 2016 article in Social and Personality Psychology Compass, a scholarly journal, argues that “connecting to story worlds involves a process of ‘dual empathy,‘ simultaneously engaging in intense personal processing of challenging issues, while ‘feeling through’ characters, both of which produce benefits.”
[…]
From the “Harry Potter” and “Hunger Games” series to novels like Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower” and “Parable of the Talents” and Nancy Kress’ “Beggars in Spain,” youths see examples of young people grappling with serious social, economic, and political issues that are timely and relevant, but in settings or times that offer critical distance.

This distance gives readers an avenue to grapple with complexity and use their imagination to consider different ways of managing social challenges. What better way to deal with the uncertainty of this time than with forms of fiction that make us comfortable with being uncomfortable, that explore uncertainty and ambiguity, and depict young people as active agents, survivors and shapers of their own destinies?
 
#SciFi #ScienceFiction #resiliency

Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers



While many people may not consider science fiction, fantasy or speculative fiction to be “literary,” research shows that all fiction can generate critical thinking skills and emotional intelligence for young readers. Science fiction may have a power all its own.
[…]
Historically, those who read science fiction have been stigmatized as geeks who can’t cope with reality. This perception persists, particularly for those who are unaware of the changes to this genre in the past several decades. A 2016 article in Social and Personality Psychology Compass, a scholarly journal, argues that “connecting to story worlds involves a process of ‘dual empathy,‘ simultaneously engaging in intense personal processing of challenging issues, while ‘feeling through’ characters, both of which produce benefits.”
[…]
From the “Harry Potter” and “Hunger Games” series to novels like Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower” and “Parable of the Talents” and Nancy Kress’ “Beggars in Spain,” youths see examples of young people grappling with serious social, economic, and political issues that are timely and relevant, but in settings or times that offer critical distance.

This distance gives readers an avenue to grapple with complexity and use their imagination to consider different ways of managing social challenges. What better way to deal with the uncertainty of this time than with forms of fiction that make us comfortable with being uncomfortable, that explore uncertainty and ambiguity, and depict young people as active agents, survivors and shapers of their own destinies?
 
Die Welt ist verflucht. Der Rider hat es gesehen. Dabei war es nicht gerade offensichtlich. 

Als er es das erste Mal herausgefunden hatte, war der Rider schon 2300 Jahre alt. Das ist nun schon etwas her. Er kam gerade wieder von seinem ersten Ritt. Er hatte 2100 Jahre keinen anderen Menschen gesehen. Sein Raumschiff landete auf der Erde, sein Körper musste sich erst wieder an die Gravitation gewöhnen. Und er freute sich, dass er wieder unter Menschen war. All der Stress, all die Lebensbedrohung, die Ungewissheit, ob man jemals wieder zurückkehren würde, verflog, als er seinen Flug beendete. In seiner Wahrnehmung war er etwa 12 Jahre unterwegs. Er hatte Daten von den entferntesten Sternsystemen im Gepäck und wurde freudig empfangen. Er war mit einem Schlag reich und berühmt. Und er lernte, was die Menschheit in den letzten 2100 Jahren getan hatte. Sie breitete sich aus. 

Als der Rider seinen Ritt begonnen hatte, war er einer von 8 Ridern. Jetzt sind es 807 Rider, die auf Reisen sind. Als der Rider seinen Ritt beendete, fragte man ihn, was er wolle: nochmal raus fliegen oder sesshaft werden. Er wollte bleiben. Er wollte eine Frau kennenlernen für sich. Aber zu seiner Bestürzung stellte er fest, dass es kaum noch Frauen gab, die sich familiär binden wollten. Die Romantik des Kinderkriegens war im Herzen des Riders noch vorhanden. In den Herzen der meisten Menschen war dieser Funke hingegen erloschen. Anstatt Kinder großzuziehen, zogen die Menschen jetzt Kolonien groß. Sie planten Millionen neuer Menschen zu „pflanzen“, wie man sonst eine kleine Familie plante. Und dann erkannte er es.

Die Welt ist verflucht. Und die Menschheit ist ihr Fluch. Sie breitet sich mit atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit aus. Und dabei verliert sie ihre Menschlichkeit. Die Galaxis wird untergehen, die Menschheit wird erst aufwachen, wenn sie den letzten Stern der Milchstraße besiedelt hat und bemerkt, dass man auch das schätzen muss, was man hat. Dass man einen Ort braucht, den man Zuhause nennt. Der Rider begann seinen zweiten Ritt.

#kurzgeschichte #mywork #scifi #sciencefiction #cursedgalaxy
 
As soon as you learn to master the wonders of time travel, you will see that they’re completely useless if you want the universe to persist as it is…

#scifi #oneliner #randomshit #timetravel #spacetime
 

i´m a machine!


Brother Cavil: In all your travels, have you ever seen a star go supernova?

Ellen Tigh: No.

Brother Cavil: No? Well, I have.
I saw a star explode and send out the building blocks of the Universe.
Other stars, other planets and eventually other life.
A supernova!
Creation itself!
I was there. I wanted to see it and be part of the moment.
And you know how I perceived one of the most glorious events in the universe?
With these ridiculous gelatinous orbs in my skull!
With eyes designed to perceive only a tiny fraction of the EM spectrum.
With ears designed only to hear vibrations in the air.

Ellen Tigh: The five of us designed you to be as human as possible.

Brother Cavil: I don’t want to be human!
I want to see gamma rays!
I want to hear X-rays!
And I want to – I want to smell dark matter!
Do you see the absurdity of what I am?
I can’t even express these things properly because I have to – I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language!
But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws!
And feel the wind of a supernova flowing over me! I’m a machine!
And I can know much more!
I can experience so much more.
But I’m trapped in this absurd body!
And why?
Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way!

#BattlestarGalactica #scifi
 

i´m a machine!


Brother Cavil: In all your travels, have you ever seen a star go supernova?

Ellen Tigh: No.

Brother Cavil: No? Well, I have.
I saw a star explode and send out the building blocks of the Universe.
Other stars, other planets and eventually other life.
A supernova!
Creation itself!
I was there. I wanted to see it and be part of the moment.
And you know how I perceived one of the most glorious events in the universe?
With these ridiculous gelatinous orbs in my skull!
With eyes designed to perceive only a tiny fraction of the EM spectrum.
With ears designed only to hear vibrations in the air.

Ellen Tigh: The five of us designed you to be as human as possible.

Brother Cavil: I don’t want to be human!
I want to see gamma rays!
I want to hear X-rays!
And I want to – I want to smell dark matter!
Do you see the absurdity of what I am?
I can’t even express these things properly because I have to – I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language!
But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws!
And feel the wind of a supernova flowing over me! I’m a machine!
And I can know much more!
I can experience so much more.
But I’m trapped in this absurd body!
And why?
Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way!

#BattlestarGalactica #scifi
 
Das wird ein Fest für mich.
Ich habe die Bucher schon geliebt und auch die drei seines Sohnes das die Geschichte davor erzählt.

Science-Fiction: Dune - die ersten Bilder sind da - Golem.de

https://www.golem.de/news/science-fiction-dune-die-ersten-bilder-sind-da-2004-147899.html

#dune #SciFi #Film
 

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Reviews Space Movies


... from Gravity to Sunshine.

Funny and insightful, and yep, science's a real b\*tch!

#video #cinema #movies #science #fiction #scifi #SF #astronaut #Haldfield #VanityFair
 

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Reviews Space Movies


... from Gravity to Sunshine.

Funny and insightful, and yep, science's a real b\*tch!

#video #cinema #movies #science #fiction #scifi #SF #astronaut #Haldfield #VanityFair
 

The entire Animorphs book series is now available for free online

Animorphs was a YA sci-fi series that took the mid-90s Scholastic book fair circuit by storm. Written by K.A. Applegate, the books focus on a group of kids who gain the ability to transform into any animal they touch — but only for two hours, or else they're stuck that way. Naturally, they meet and befriend an alien named Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill (or "Ax" for short) who also has this same ability, and recruits them to join his guerilla resistance efforts to stop an invasion by a race of slug-like alien parasites who can crawl into peoples' ears and take over their brains.
https://boingboing.net/2020/03/17/the-entire-animorphs-book-seri.html

#books #literature #reading #ya #scifi #sci-fi #sciencefiction #science-fiction #fantasy #animorphs #Applegate #boingboing
The entire Animorphs book series is now available for free online
 

The entire Animorphs book series is now available for free online

Animorphs was a YA sci-fi series that took the mid-90s Scholastic book fair circuit by storm. Written by K.A. Applegate, the books focus on a group of kids who gain the ability to transform into any animal they touch — but only for two hours, or else they're stuck that way. Naturally, they meet and befriend an alien named Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill (or "Ax" for short) who also has this same ability, and recruits them to join his guerilla resistance efforts to stop an invasion by a race of slug-like alien parasites who can crawl into peoples' ears and take over their brains.
https://boingboing.net/2020/03/17/the-entire-animorphs-book-seri.html

#books #literature #reading #ya #scifi #sci-fi #sciencefiction #science-fiction #fantasy #animorphs #Applegate #boingboing
The entire Animorphs book series is now available for free online
 
You're only allowed to skip temporal mechanics in school, when you arrive in your own time machine from ten years later.

#scifi #oneliner #randomshit ;)
 
#Pets is a short #film about the #future. Things are clean and easy, with the intelligent spheres guiding you through. Enjoy!
#scifi #shorts #AI

 
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