One of our favorite projects at the Transhuman House is PlantSat1 – Growing a plant in space simulating Mars conditions. “PlantSat is a contribution to the ongoing human efforts of exploring, understanding and eventually colonizing Mars. Its goal is to study in low earth orbit the growth of a suitable plant, replicating the conditions that life will experience on Mars’ surface. These conditions include low gravity force and high solar radiation. Continue reading “PLANTSAT1 – Simulated Martian Environment”
(Provo, UT) One of the Foundation members is launching a satellite or rather designing a satellite for launch in 2019. It’s a 3U Cube sat and the Foundationer is a PhD student in Botany. They set up a biome experiment at the transhuman house that contains a closed system that the satellite will carry and we set up a 1.5-hour cycle as it would experience on orbit with a remote camera so we can monitor it remotely. Sage (the PhD student Botanist) will be staying at the Transhuman House through the summer, working on various experiments related to Botany and Hydroponics.
The art collection has been growing with new digital art, paintings and prints and a large framed poster of cognitive biases of the human brain. Another local artist actually did a digital painting just for the transhuman house that is only digital, plus art for the Architect room and PostHuman Suite. A new digital frame was moved to the PostHuman Suite and we are working on an elevator archive system using IoT winches to hide away in the ceiling. Continue reading “Art and Science”
One of the new displays that was set up at the new ‘Transhuman House 2.0’ is a South American Biotope. A “Biotope” is a complete ecosystem and in this case, it means no chemical filtration and replicates a bit of a real one. The object is to showcase closed ecosystems along with the aquaponics and hydroponics systems.
One of the goals of the Transhuman House is to study how people deal with living in small homes. The type you might see in a high-density high-tech project such as the New Vistas Communities, in part sponsored by Hall Labs. At the Transhuman House, we are asking guests to fill out a study form about their experience and we hope to collect the data over time to better understand the dynamics of these kinds of living environments.
At the Transhuman House and the Library NFC is used to launch digital bits of information. For example, there is the picture of the Internal in the main room and on the picture, there is an NFC chip that when scanned opens up a web page to the interval on the Long Now. All throughout the displays are NFC chips and QR codes that launch informational pages about the topic in which they are labeled or applied.
ICOM or the Independent Core Observer model research project is by Artificial General Intelligence Inc and some of the research project work is on site. you can learn more about AGi Inc here:
The BioCell Research project is focused on whole biosphere system design for plug-able aquaponics modules. This includes complex system design in a plug-able manner to take compost and solar input and out put food from fish to tomatoes. If your interested in this project please setup an appointment and visit the Transhuman House. Continue reading “BioCell Research”
(29 APR 20-17) – A soft launch of the Transhuman House in Provo Utah with guest including local transhumanists and others meet at the home. A discussion was hosted on the purpose and goals of the House, local transhuman activities and more was discussed as well as having Soylent 1.7 and 1.8 available to try. Seems the 1.7 uniformly tastes better according to attendees. While the site is not ready this was really the first local event around the Transhuman House including discussions about H+, MTA, The Foundation, Hall Labs and other groups organizations that the Transhuman House might get involved with.
The Sky Tree Biotopic System design project is based on the BioCell research project but designed to deliver a power source and aquaponics system that produces energy, water, oxygen, hydrogen and food and provides an aesthetic element to a community as well as not require any ground space short of docking and resource transfer capability or maintenance.