Now that the experience of spaceflight is merely $200,000 and a waiting list away, what kind of transformation will be sparked by the successive crops of space-travellers returning to Earth?
On October 17th, 2011, a dedication ceremony was held for the ‘Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space’, the first terminal of Spaceport America. Situated in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin in New Mexico is a piece of science fiction made real. The simple terminology of ‘spaceport’ being applied to a real place that you could go to, a place where people will be working at and eventually travelling from as a matter of routine should be enough to send the nerds of the world into delirious joy. However, I doubt we are prepared for the real implications of, on a weekly basis, sending wealthy people into orbit, 6 at a time, for 6 minutes of spaceflight.
I’ve had the distinct honor to work with Fierce Love Films to create the animated title for the upcoming film . I also made the text slides for this trailer, as well as the logo design for Fierce Love Films.
Can’t wait to see the final film! Screening info on their website.
This post ended up being published as “Star Wars and the Future of Mythology” on RealitySandwich!
Star Wars has always been a complicated subject for me. The half-hearted First Baptist church of my youth failed to captivate me, and the journey of Luke Skywalker became the myth that really explained the universe. I was no less devoted to Star Wars than any of the strictest adherents of any religion. I meticulously arranged my collection of toys, numbering in the hundreds, into a well-maintained shrine charged with a spiritual undercurrent I couldn’t have explained at the time. Ultimately, to my 12 year old unconscious self, the three movies were a closed loop tracking the life, death and rebirth of the Cosmic Sun God.
This one required a bunch of trial and error.
I also learned that you can never, ever refer to software engineers as “Code Ninjas”.
Had a lot of fun with this one.
App icon design for Abine.
I can’t seem to find it on the Abine site anymore, but we made this cool interactive page for sharing the Do Not Track Plus browser plugin. For every email you submitted, a wall would be added to the house. When you finished with the roof, you got a free t-shirt!
Here are the two online privacy infographics I made while working for Abine
(click for full versions)