Category Archives: galaxy traveller

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.

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.

red dwarf X394

Red Dwarf X394 glows bleakly through the atmosphere. Post humans living on its 5th planet were provided with prostheses that enabled them to experience the light as much brighter – humans had found that it had made them encounter depressive states due to permanent low  light levels.

Array

Newly restored for viewing, Array is an object that has been put together by museum specialists re-examining and re-presenting the collection of Nujema artefacts. The team working on this project are MOSE experts in artefacts from the late 2000s and early 3000s.