Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Searching back through some old files I stumbled upon this paragraph that I wrote about about 3 years ago .....

As the very existence of space exploration negates many archaic belief systems on which our society is founded, it seems only natural that Queer, Alternative and Underground cultures, whose members may or may not be defined by their sexual orientation, are embraced by the developing space community. These cultures have traditionally played pivotal roles in the emergence of new art forms, championed freedom of expression, challenged convention and been harbingers of social reform. May they continue to do so as Homo sapiens make the evolutionary step of moving off the planet, a time when discrimination in all its forms can be relegated to the dustbin of history, as we embrace diversity and unite to form a new humanity.

I don't recall writing it but I like it .... it was in response to a paper given by Frank Pietronigro at LESS REMOTE: The Future of Space Exploration – An Arts and Humanities Symposium, organized by Flis Holland and The Arts Catalyst inassociation with Leonardo and OLATS. Co-sponsored by IAA Commission VI; to run parallel to the 59 th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), SECC, Glasgow, Scotland

And I was there ... HA !!

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