Mars College

29 Nov 2021
by mechanical duck
While Earth, Air, Fire, and Water constitute the work layer of Mars, Compute is our fifth element, breathing conscious agency and self-awareness into the elemental layer.

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29 Oct 2021
by Vanessa
I started creating the Little Martians series on the first year of our project, using local clay. One of the greatest things about a project in which I can easily produce a lot of small sculptures — thanks to the silicon molds! — is how much experimentation with painting on ceramics I can do.

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14 Oct 2021
by Gene
Although Mars College is a seasonal program, some of our activities have evolved into perennial projects, reappearing each year in a slighly more mature form, and inspiring another round of love and care. These long-term initiatves become mini-enterprises, giving us an undercurrent of projects that may potentially help sustain us in the future, or provide a revenue stream for Martians looking to grow deeper roots into our world.

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13 Oct 2021
by Chatsubo Z
A rough timeline of Mars College in 2022

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09 Oct 2021
by Chatsubo Z
The march of life moves towards complexity through cell division and specialization. This year communal effort on Mars subdivides and mutates into the elemental tribes of Earth, Air, Fire & Water.

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09 Oct 2021
by Gene
Are you a developer working with smart contracts and cryptocurrencies, or aspiring to become one? Do you also have an interest in low-cost, sustainable, nature and community-oriented life? Then we are interested in having you join us for Mars College.

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26 Sep 2021
by the source
In the Spring of 2020 I had the pleasure of participating in a new residency called brahman.ai in the Sonoran Desert. Brahman.ai runs in a long history of US architectural and educational projects such as Black Mountain College, Taliesin III East, Taliesin West, and Arcosanti. Like the Taliesin East/West moment this project is seasonal, lasting for three months a year.

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21 Sep 2021
by chatsubo.z
Layout of Mars camp in 2022

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13 Sep 2021
by Vanessa
For me, making art is a way of connecting to the space where I am and the people around me. Being in the desert, dealing with such a harsh environment, with sand storms, intense sun, freezing nights, is a constant challenge, but one thing that is abundant is clay. Our desert is filled with clay!

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12 Sep 2021
by chatsubo.z
The next edition of Mars College approaches with the new year. Applications have started. Now is time to firm up our infrastructure plan...

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09 Sep 2021
by mechanical duck
I like to think of telepresence as the dual of virtual reality. Whereas VR lets you immerse yourself into an immaterial virtual world, telepresence lets you beam into a physical (meatspace) world that's far away or inaccessible.

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09 Sep 2021
by mechanical duck
While Earth, Air, Fire, and Water constitute the work layer of Mars, Compute is our fifth element, breathing conscious agency and self-awareness into the elemental layer.

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15 Aug 2021
by chatsubo.z
We’re living in the future. Temperatures rise pushing people into new environments. Wealth inequality has made home prices unaffordable. Increased corporate power has come at the cost of public infrastructure and a public safety net. University education has become extremely expensive and job prospects uncertain.

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