“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
SPACE PIECES INCOMING.
Geological survey sounds way cooler when you put “planetary” at the front of it.
We hardly consider the intense darkness of space, since we spend much of our time studying stars. But were we able to explore every nook and cranny of space, there’d be plenty of spaces where floodlights would be of great use. In “Hello from Space” we see how that might look, and it looks great.
Every time a spacecraft leaves earth the world watches with anticipation, but imagine a world where space travel is normal enough that hundreds of ships could leave at the same time. Romain d’Escrienne’s piece shows us what that might be like.
|“Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” – Plato|
The scale in this piece is amazing. Anyone can make a ship big, but to make a ship feel really big you show us something to frame it up. An astronaut working maintenance will do just that.
Gosper Glider by Alex Brady
Another thing to think about is the notion of intergalactic sports. Nascar might be considerably more interesting in that context.
I can hear the dubstep trailer now. Whatever alien monstrosity is hiding in there is probably not PG-13.
Mining towns aren’t all bad, not when they’ve got this view.
Fighter pilots are badass. Space-fighter pilots are badass as hell.
Bioshock 4 anyone? I want to see electricity plasmids in space, old timey hyperspace blimps.
This piece isn’t in our landscape article, but it certainly should be. Raja Nandepu’s “S C A P E” shows us what a futuristic metropolis might look like at sunset.
“I’m sure you’ve heard of me, right?” (Editor note: “Who?”)
“So we took out the exhaust vent thing, right?”
“Oh great, that was a bad ide-”
“There’s a ship-sized hole through the middle now, so the exhaust filters out easily enough.”
Alien biology is an interesting thing to consider, especially migratory species. How do alien whales work without gravity, do they eat space-krill, is there a Moby Dick in space? Was it as poorly written as the earth one?
While this would go against the inherent xenophobia present in most of the Sith Lords, I think Emperor Palpatine would make an exception for something this hardcore.
It is hard to imagine the semi-calm voice reminding us of deadlines and basic protocol when the shuttle like this.
I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite Art Lords post on the Citadel.