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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I got this email today.

Dear Study Respondent,

My apologies for the delay since your response to our consultation on
Cultural Utilisation of the International Space Station for the European
Space Agency.

From the responses to the consultation phase, the study team submitted its
preliminary report to the European Space Agency in early September. This
report comprised:

1 Draft Policy Recommendations
2 Selection of Project Ideas by Type/ISS Feature
3 Historical Contextualisation of Art in Space, Space Habitats and Related
Facilities

At the beginning of November, a 2-day workshop was held at the European
Space Agency's International Space Station - Erasmus User Centre, ESTEC,
Noordwijk in the Netherlands. The aim of the workshop was to discuss and
refine the draft policy recommendations for cultural utilisation of the
International Space Station. It brought together representatives from the
European cultural community and from the European Space Agency for a
stimulating 2 days of discussion. These discussions will inform the
recommendations that will be presented to ESA's Director of Human
Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration.

From these recommendations, we hope that there will be put in place a
structure within ESA for considering and assessing cultural proposals for
utilisation of the International Space Station and its ground-based
facilities. It is also possible that, prior to or alongside this, a small
number of "demonstrator" projects using ground-based facilities may take
place.

We will, of course, let you know of such developments as they proceed.

As representatives of the cultural community (however diverse), our aim is
for the cultural community to be accepted within ESA as a user group for
ESA's ISS facilities.

My thanks again for your contribution.

7 Comments:

At 2:28 PM, Blogger JMC said...

you're directing a play that will be performed on the International Space Station???

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Zachary said...

that is too cool for school...

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger shakescene said...

How cool would it be if you get to direct a play in the Battle Room?

 
At 1:56 AM, Blogger Lorrimer said...

That's what I'm saying. I heard about this shit and figured I would never forgive myself if I didn't at least apply for it. I have no idea what I would propose if they ever actually give me a chance.

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger shakescene said...

Ender's Game: The Play. As an altenrative, I'll get to work on the first zero-grav play. What the fuck would that be about?

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger Zachary said...

without gravity, can there be God? or does he just float away too?

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger JMC said...

I got an idea for a play - It's not just a Kee Tov joke anymore: Jews In Space!!!

ps best shabbat ever.

 

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