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03 FEBRUARY 2016

Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in Slovenia

"Since its formation in November 2010, KSEVT institute establishes itself on a global map of institutes operating at the intersection of artistic, scientific, cultural and space-related topics. Its key events are the opening of KSEVT building in Vitanje, a set of exhibitions shedding light on the tradition and continuity of Slovenian art and science pioneers and, moreover, the establishing of a Cultural Space Programme."

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2010art and scienceastronaut • CodAct • commercial space programme • cosmonaut • cultural applications • Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) • cultural patterns • cultural space programme • culturalisation of space • human role in space • KSEVT • modern civilisation • museum • national space programme • outer space • recognisability • science and technology • science pioneer • Slovenia • Slovenian art • Slovenian science • social-technological achievements • social-technological culture • space age • space and culture • space culturalisation • space exploration • space programme • space shipspace suit • space technologies • space travel • space-related topics • spacecraftspaceflight • Vitanje • Yugoslavia

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Simon Perkins
04 NOVEMBER 2015

Moon Graffiti: speculating about an alternative moon landing

"That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.' We all know the quote, the triumphant story. It seems written in stone. But Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong came within inches of tragedy when they landed Apollo 11. Moon Graffiti imagines what it might have sounded like if things had gone a little differently. Based on a contingency speech written by William Safire for Richard Nixon titled 'In the Event of Moon Disaster'.

The Truth is a series of new radio dramas produced by Jonathan Mitchell, edited by Hillary Frank and commissioned by American Public Media."

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1969alternative past • American Public Media • Apollo 11astronautaudio drama • Buzz Aldrin • contingency speech • crash • crash landing • Ed Herbstman • Hillary Frank • historic speech • historical speculation • if things had gone a little differently • imagining what might have happened • imaginings • In Event of Moon Disaster (speech) • John Ottavino • Jonathan Mitchell • Matt Evans • moon disaster • Moon Graffiti • moon landing • Neil Armstrong • pilot episodepodcastquoteradio drama • radio play • reimaginingsRichard Nixonsci-fiscience fiction • science fiction drama • science fiction fantasyspace travelspeculative fiction • The Truth (series) • what if • William Safire

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Simon Perkins
23 DECEMBER 2010

The Six Million Dollar Man: the evolution of an iconic title sequence

"The Six Million Dollar Man started off as a novel by [Martin Caidin] called Cyborg, but over the course of its development from book to movie to TV show, it not only changed name, it changed tone.

The book is essentially a thriller that tries to ground itself in reality as much as possible to make Steve Austin a super–spy. Sure he has a bionics left arm (yes, bionics in the book, not bionic), bionics legs and bionics eye. But he can't feel anything in his bionics limbs and his bionics eye won't let him see, only take pictures. And sure, he's very strong, but when he kicks a golf ball, that bionics toe of his still gets crushed by the impact.

It was bionics, but still tried to be relatively aware of the laws of physics and what was practical."

(The Medium is Not Enough TV blog, 9 July 2010)

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197219741978accidentartificialartificial limbastronautaugmentationback story • biomechatronics • Bionic Womanbionicsbodycinematic conventionsconventionscorporeal augmentationcrashcyberneticscyborgexpositionhero • Lee Majors • Lindsay Wagner • Martin Caidinmasculinity • Oscar Goldman • pilot episodeprosthesisresurrectionsci-fisequence designSix Million Dollar ManspySteve Austinsurgerytelevisionthrillertitle sequenceTVvisual designvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
03 OCTOBER 2005

The Six Million Dollar Man: astronaut-cyborg

"Steve Austin was a former astronaut who was severely injured when his experimental plane crashed. He lost his legs, his right arm and his left eye in the crash, and his life was only saved by extensive bionic surgery, performed at the behest of the U.S. government, who were looking for a test subject for the new technology. Now equipped with state of the art mechanical replacements for his missing appendages, he works as a special operative for The Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI), a covert branch of the US government."
(internationalhero.co.uk)

[The TV movie (1973) and Television series were adapted from Martin Caidin's novel titled Cyborg (first published in 1972). The programme did much to popularise the notion of mechanical augmentation. The opening sequence featured footage from pilot Bruce Peterson's 1967 real–life accident flying NASA's Northrop M2–F2 aeroplane.

Download series theme tune (mp3) at WavCentral.]

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1972accidentaeroplaneastronautaugmentationbionics • Bruce Peterson • crashcyborgMartin CaidinNASA • Northrop M2-F2 • OSI • pilotresurrectionSix Million Dollar ManSteve Austinsurgerytelevision
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