Belgian visual artist Angelo Vermeulen, who is also the crew commander of the NASA-funded HI-SEAS program, may just have a solution. Like most missions to space, partaking in Earth-bound simulations of said missions is a requirement for potential astronauts. Angelo, however, doesn’t just want to create simulations of what to expect on Mars, but subsequently wishes to create memetic art in our future spacefaring architecture.
“This is not a dystopian project. This is not about, “Oh my God, the world is going wrong and we have to escape because we need another future somewhere else.” No, no. The project is basically inviting people to take a step away from earthbound constraints and, as such, reimagine our future.” – Angelo Vermeulen
Sooner or later our species will be venturing the cosmos and colonizing other planets. How we go about achieving such feats is becoming an increasingly asked question. With Angelo’s Seeker project, those questions were put to the test, providing more answers than were previously imagined. The memetic nature of innovative architectural artwork not only provided solutions to surviving future planet colonization efforts, but subsequently re-ignited the flames of wonder and curiosity in people throughout the world! Combining science, technology, and art, it would appear that our spacefaring future is just on the horizon.