Air pollution

 

Following recent acquisitions from the 21st century, concerning how artists of one of the smaller exo-planets in the galaxies (orbiting the star Sol) were grappling with their then contemporary issues, MOSE has continued research. The Balinger Freight Company has continued bringing interesting items back from the Void, and one of these was a crate containing fragments of old servers. On these were some videos* including this short one –

R U Woke 2 Choke
– Air Pollution became an issue as scientists and then the public realised that the internal combustion engine was poisoning their cities.

*video – a format originating in the 20th century and then went digital in the 21st.

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Archival works a glimpse of the past

Here at MOSE curators have working to catalogue the latest delivery of 21st century archival work from the SOL system. Despite some damage due to poor storage this reveals how some artists future-scoped the century – in this case the introduction of new technology to fundamentally edit and change DNA. From  genetic tourism – 2045 to  Bio engineered young blood 2055 to fishing dogs with gills – 2075.

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2045 Genetic tourism facilities colonise redundant office space

Youngblood

2055 Scientist crack code for “young blood”. Huge sales expected. Lifeblood Inc stocks rise 200%

fishing dog

2070 first ‘fishing’ dog with gills as flood waters rise and land engulfed.

 

 

Micropigs

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Back in the early 2100s micropigs – engineered using the then new gene editing system CRISPR, were the rave pets for people increasingly forced to live in small homes. As space exploration took off in the late 2800s pets were not allowed on newly terra-formed planets, space stations and moons, and an industry took shape of original micropig sculptures catering for the retro tastes of many settlers. MOSE has a small but growing collection of these.

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The Void continues to provide interesting items as the Balinger Freight Company swings by and robotically picks up tons of items for inspection. codeforward:codebackward is actually reconstituted from pieces that had fallen apart in the pickup process (an occupational hazard in deep space retrieval). MOSE’s experts have examined the pieces that remain, and have concluded provisionally that these ceramic pieces were perhaps once trialled as data storage for longevity and encased in lead for protection. Like many other trials of these types of devices their time came and went – then – destined for the Void.

Out from the Void

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Meanwhile space exploration continues into new galaxies . New as this is one of the few galaxies to be found in a void that is an almost empty space. Galaxy 7 (0f 17) in the Great Void has been found to have stars with exoplanets of different sizes. One, with a relatively weak gravity, turned out to be covered in what could be described as a vast waste dump of different objects. Robotic grabbers picked up a selection. MOSE is lucky to have been sent one of these mystery objects for its collection. We are not sure whether the rust existed before it was packed up for transit or whether some oxygen and damp has seeped into the package since.

Faulty devices…beware!

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The Balinger Freight Company has delivered a number of cone ‘devices’ to MOSE on a shuttle returning from an area near the red dwarf system that includes the planet X394.

This is a worrying development as these devices have been sold by rogue traders – with the premise that they can detect some of the mysterious poisons that exist in deep space. They have since been tested thoroughly by our bio-security laboratories – and they have reported that the colouring of these objects has merely changed as they reacted to less harmful substances. Beware!

New pods found increase mystery

blueballonsloEXO159 (the turquoise planet) has yielded up similar ‘pods’ to those found on X394 (the red planet). Coloured a bright blue they are a similar shape to the previous find but with one crucial difference. These were picked off the surface of the turquoise liquid that (as far as we know) covers the planet. The drones (operated by post humans from an orbiting craft) descended through the gases and dragged specially designed nets across the surface of the liquid. MOSE scientists will be analysing the blue material on the outside. Is this a dried version of the liquid stuck to the pods from the same family as those on X394 or are they a new species?