WHAT WE DO
The Center is a small think tank, home to a collection of philosophical and pop culture thinkers who embrace a mind-expanding agenda for the 21st century. We theorize media, culture, and human destiny from the cosmic perspective.
Imagine exploring the fate of our species, the ideas of films and artworks, the existential effects of media technologies, and the meaning of our existence in a vast and ancient universe, of which we are not the center — in hopes of theorizing a better destiny for humanity on Spaceship Earth. Cosmic cultural theory, that's what we do. Join us.
For a summary of our recent projects, click here: Highlights.
THE CENTER'S PROJECTS FOR 2016
MOONWALKING INTO THE FUTURE
Confronting Nihilism and the Sublime in Space Narratives — From Apollo and Hubble to 2001, Star Trek, and Interstellar
Original and thought-provoking, the book explores questions like: 1) Why don't we have the sleek space hotels of 2001? 2) Why did the Apollo 8 astronauts read Genesis to the world on TV? 3) Why is Michael Jackson the most popular moonwalker on Earth? 4) What's the meaning of the monolith in 2001 and Gargantua in Interstellar? 5) Should Mars and the moon be protected as Celestial Parks, 6) Is space tourism the best future narrative for the human species? Coming in Spring 2016.
For more information or to download free chapters, click here: Moonwalking
2. TECHNOLOGY AND S.E.T.I.
Join us for an exciting discussions of how media technologies are used in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. All events are free and will be televised on TUTV via Comcast Cable in Philadelphia. Coming in April 2016. For more information, click here: SETI
3. THE MOON: THE FIRST CELESTIAL PARK
As the 21st century space age ramps up, there are plans to strip mine the moon and bring energy resources and minerals back to Earth for our consumption. Just think: We will be hauling chunks of the moon back to Earth and eventually spewing it into our atmosphere and tossing it in our landfills. Is this even remotely sane?
To see or share our one-page, five point rationale for protecting the moon, click here: Cosmic Moon [PDF]