Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel: ideas needed from Swansea Univeristy Researchers (any level)

Connected to Bridging the Gaps Residency at Swansea University, promoting and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.

Call for Researchers at Swansea University of any discipline and level:

The Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel, chartered by the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands, is an exciting new development in time travel and future preservation.

Aboard the vessel will be housed the most significant, dynamic and challenging representations of research necessary for the benefit of the future. The vessel will also act as a living and working area for up to 100 people.

Researchers are invited to offer suggestions for what they think is needed for the future. This can range from specimens, certain kinds of knowledge or particular kinds of technology. Maybe you want to suggest what sort of spaces are needed, the different functions of the vessel, the material it is made out of, or the kind of living and interactive spaces required for the people aboard. It is probable that your suggestion will be connected to your current research.

It may be that your suggestion is at risk of not existing in the future and so putting it aboard the vessel will guarantee its future existence. Or perhaps your suggestion does not yet exist yet as it may be, for example, bound by time and space or gravity, but please be free and experimental with your ideas in relation to what you think we need for the future as we at the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands are committed to making it happen.

There will also be an on board library and so we also invite participants to suggest a book for the library, this can be of any discipline or genre.

There are no weight or size restrictions on board, and indeed, your suggestion may be something that is invisible, but everything will be accommodated for. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity (unless you are already experienced in the art of time travel and we have met before.)

Please send your suggestion / diagram / drawing / notes / rough sketch/ alongside your book title with your name and department via Internal Mail to:

Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands

c/o Bridging the Gaps

Singleton Abbey

Please note: the diagram above is only a suggestion of a layout. Your input will help shape the final outcome of the vessel.

Suggestions for the Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel will close at the end of March 2013. A final version will be made public soon after. (Please also be aware that we are currently awaiting further funding in order for the building of the Time Travelling Deep Sea Exploration Vessel to commence)


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