If you were going to leave a time capsule on the Moon, what would you include in it? For Samuel Peralta, curator of The Lunar Codex, there was only one answer: Art. In fact, as much art as possible. Historical as well as contemporary art from diverse cultural backgrounds, including disciplines such as music, painting, photography, film, and literature. I love this project, because to my mind nothing reflects human thought, culture, and innovation better than creative practice. Leaving a tiny art museum on the Moon nicely complements the many space capsules and abandoned rovers that are testament of our technological prowess. I’m so delighted that the SETI AIR program is part of this venture. Read more about The Lunar Codex below.
Wishing you clear skies,
The Lunar Codex
We are pleased to announce that the SETI AIR program is being included in The Lunar Codex archive.
The Lunar Codex is an ongoing project that has so far launched archives containing the works of over 30,000 contemporary artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers from 160 countries to the Moon. So far, four time capsules have been sent to the Moon via NASA's Artemis and Commercial Lunar Payload Services programs. The artworks are archived using NanoFiche™ technology, which can store vastly more content as a microfiche, is impervious to temperature and humidity, and has a near-zero degradation factor, earning it the nickname "million-year archive.”
The Lunar Codex is a passion project founded by Dr. Samuel Peralta through his company Incandence. Peralta has a Ph.D. in physics and is co-founder of several tech and media companies. He is also an avid supporter of the arts, backing best-selling book projects and independent films, as well as sponsoring the permanent Yayoi Kusama room at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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