Tomorrow is a a Super Blue Moon. Meaning it is a blue moon [2nd full moon of the month] and a super moon [time when moon is closest to earth]. While you look up you can also ponder the fact that art is happening up there.
The Lunar Codex is four time capsules containing 30,000 works of art. From visual art, literature, music, movies; there is a little bit of everything.
All the work to be placed on the moon through the Lunar Codex was created by artists who are now active, or have been active in the past decade or two. As such, it reflects a particular moment in the cultural history of humanity, constituting what Peralta calls “a message in the bottle for the future that during this time of war, pandemic and economic upheaval people still found time to create beauty.” They also found time to create podcasts, as will be evidenced by the inclusion of a quarter-century-long archive of Grace Cavalieri’s interview show The Poet and the Poem, which has reached a new audience in recent years through that relatively new format — one that, to future generations of spacefarers making a stop on the moon, will offer as good a representation as any of life on Earth in the twenty-first century.
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