Seasteading 2009 Conference – Final Newsletter

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### Final Program & Brochure Completed!

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Conference Schedule, Ground Rules, The Market For Ideas, and Reality

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TSI must regretfully announce that Professor Romer has decided to withdraw from his speaking engagement at [our upcoming conference](http://seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09). His reasons were related to the content of another speaker’s blog (Mencius Moldbug). We do not yet clearly understand his objections, and we do not want to misrepresent Professor Romer, so we can’t be any more specific at this time.

Regardless of Romer’s reasons, his withdrawal triggered an active internal debate around exactly what ideas and people TSI is or isn’t willing to affiliate with. Continue reading

Final Reminder: Second Annual Seasteading Conference & First-Ever Ephemerisle Festival!

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We’d like to remind everyone of our upcoming [Second Annual Conference](http://seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09) and [First-Ever Ephemerisle Festival](http://ephemerisle.org/), where the far-flung seasteading community will gather in person to explore the theory and practice of seasteading. Continue reading

Second Annual Seasteading Conference – September Newsletter

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### New speakers

Clubstead - Exterior ViewWe are pleased to announce two additional [speakers](http://seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09#speakers) in the engineering track: Dominique Roddier from [MI&T](http://marineitech.com/) will speak about their [ClubStead](http://seasteading.org/mission/additionalreading/clubstead) design which TSI c Continue reading

Poseidon Resorts Flash Ad

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[Poseidon Undersea Resorts’ website](http://www.poseidonresorts.com/poseidon_main.html) now has [a nice flash ad intro](http://www.poseidonresorts.com/poseidon_flash.html) and a lot of content. This [US Submarines](http://ussubs.com/)-led project is supposedly under construction in Fiji, although of course one never knows with this sort of project – such things are announced and take reservations far more often than they actually open. With a planned price of $30K/couple/week it is evidence for our belief that underwater is too expensive to be a good route to seasteading. Continue reading

Speaking opportunities in October

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It looks like I will be giving a talk at Hillsdale College (Michigan) the evening of Tuesday, October 27th, and a talk at University of Rhode Island the morning of Thursday October 29th. That means Wed 10/28 I could give a talk anywhere in the northeastern US. And Friday 10/30 I might be able to give a talk someplace close to RI, like Boston, NH, or NYC. If your school or organization would like to sponsor such a talk and those places and dates work for you, email talks@seasteading.org. Continue reading

Ring-Weave: Recycle Tires Into Territory

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Gerd Weiland writes:

> i had the good fortune to identify (invent) a simple yet unique development in weaving technology–the ring-weave–which in context with the creative recycling of scrap tires, offers not only a quantum leap in waste dissposal efficiency but in my opinion the technological and engineering prerequisit to construct safe indestructable floating foundations for offshore dwellings of any shape dissplacement or size. Continue reading

Reminder: Early Registration For Conference Ends Soon!

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The deadline for early registration for [the Seasteading 2009 Conference](http://seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09) is this Sunday, September 13th. After that date, the rates will increase. Continue reading

The Art Of Ephemerisle

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Here’s a quick preview of the art projects that have been awarded Ephemerisle grants so far:

Exercise Ball Platform by Kipp McMichael and Trea Grillo
A triangular-shaped floating platform buoyed by 12 x 65cm exercise balls. One side of the triangle will be docked to the main festival platform.

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