Air pollution

Big lungs, small lungs and tiny little lungs

R U Woke 2 Choke
– Air Pollution became an issue as scientists and then the public realised that the internal combustion engine was poisoning their cities. In 2020 it was realised that there seemed to be a correlation between excessive air pollution and areas heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the first that swept this small planet in the 2000s.

In the archive museum interns found fragments of old servers. On these were some videos* including this short one –

*video – a format originating in the 20th century and then went digital in the 21st.

ATISHOO

Atishooweb

MOSE is delighted to be examining further artefacts that were brought from the VOID by the Balinger Freight Company. In surprisingly good condition this textile piece seems to date from the early 21st Century. From our most up to date historical records MOSE believes it came from one of the Exoplanets circling the small star SOL. Research is now suggesting that this era was a time of increasing heat on one of those planets (reaching, on occasion, 38C at one of the poles) causing wildfires, drought, and extreme weather situations. Plagues of locusts killed crops. Viruses stalked the lands. ATISHOO, the curators imagine, was in reference to the latter.

Archival works a glimpse of the past

Here at MOSE curators have working to catalogue the latest delivery of 21st century archival work from the SOL system. Despite some damage due to poor storage this reveals how some artists future-scoped the century – in this case the introduction of new technology to fundamentally edit and change DNA. From  genetic tourism – 2045 to  Bio engineered young blood 2055 to fishing dogs with gills – 2075.

eycol

2045 Genetic tourism facilities colonise redundant office space

Youngblood

2055 Scientist crack code for “young blood”. Huge sales expected. Lifeblood Inc stocks rise 200%

fishing dog

2070 first ‘fishing’ dog with gills as flood waters rise and land engulfed.

Micropigs

pig2lo

Back in the early 2100s micropigs – engineered using the then new gene editing system CRISPR, were the rave pets for people increasingly forced to live in small homes. As space exploration took off in the late 2800s pets were not allowed on newly terra-formed planets, space stations and moons, and an industry took shape of original micropig sculptures catering for the retro tastes of many settlers. MOSE has a small but growing collection of these.

forward:backward

codeforward

The Void continues to provide interesting items as the Balinger Freight Company swings by and robotically picks up tons of items for inspection. codeforward:codebackward is actually reconstituted from pieces that had fallen apart in the pickup process (an occupational hazard in deep space retrieval). MOSE’s experts have examined the pieces that remain, and have concluded provisionally that these ceramic pieces were perhaps once trialled as data storage for longevity and encased in lead for protection. Like many other trials of these types of devices their time came and went – then – destined for the Void.

Out from the Void

rustweb

Meanwhile space exploration continues into new galaxies . New as this is one of the few galaxies to be found in a void that is an almost empty space. Galaxy 7 (0f 17) in the Great Void has been found to have stars with exoplanets of different sizes. One, with a relatively weak gravity, turned out to be covered in what could be described as a vast waste dump of different objects. Robotic grabbers picked up a selection. MOSE is lucky to have been sent one of these mystery objects for its collection. We are not sure whether the rust existed before it was packed up for transit or whether some oxygen and damp has seeped into the package since.

Faulty devices…beware!

conecloselo

The Balinger Freight Company has delivered a number of cone ‘devices’ to MOSE on a shuttle returning from an area near the red dwarf system that includes the planet X394.

This is a worrying development as these devices have been sold by rogue traders – with the premise that they can detect some of the mysterious poisons that exist in deep space. They have since been tested thoroughly by our bio-security laboratories – and they have reported that the colouring of these objects has merely changed as they reacted to less harmful substances. Beware!

Dark works glow with interest

The fifth planet in orbit round red dwarf X394 is home to artefacts that coincide in colour with most of the planet’s surface – although their entrances glow with gold rims. Coming in differing sizes we have yet to determine whether they are biological in origin. The differing size indicates a growth from juvenile onwards, they could have been fossilised during one of the known cold periods. Some of them contain pieces of other material manifestations. The inhabitants of the planet are recent posthuman colonists and discovered these objects hidden in caves they explored after their first wave of settlement.

Early aretfacts from planet 5Contents

posthuman technology

closehear

Posthuman technology…one of the most important aids to space exploration and one of the fastest growing procedures of choice during the 3030s. Close up (magnified 100 times) of the hearing implants that enabled people to hear 10 times more clearly. Many found the cacophony of sound too much to bear but had to wait ten years before the implant dissolved away.

Bequest from Balinger Freight Corporation

The Collection

The Collection

Thanks to the Balinger Freight Corporation who have given MOSE the latest addition to its collections – a four drawer wooden chest containing pieces of high specification, ceramic matrix composites. Used in some of the very first warp drives they could withstand temperature ranges from between minus 250 degrees C to 3000 degrees C. One of the founders of the Corporation had spent years amassing the objects and similar retro spaceship parts. These he would keep in chests and drawers dating from early 1900s and spend time ensuring that the drawers worked perfectly, that the polish remained smooth, and that he could find a space for storing the redundant small pieces of precision engineering that the Corporation would bring back from their journeys to distant galaxies.