Ephemerisle: Evolving Society on Humanity’s Next Frontier, July 22-25
June 9, 2010 by admin
Here’s our futurist-focused promo for Ephemerisle, please link to it and spread the word!
Tickets are now available for The Seasteading Institute’s second annual floating festival of freedom, Ephemerisle. Join visionaries such as futurist philanthropist Peter Thiel, Michael Vassar, Executive Director of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence; Christine Peterson, President of the Foresight Institute; John Smart, President of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, and hundreds of other futurists, iconoclasts, artists, and do-ers for a celebration of creative expression and utopian experimentation. Expect music and dance; discussion and debate; cooperation and creation, all happening July 22-25 on the Sacramento River Delta.
Ephemerisle is the initial step in a grand experiment: the first practical foray into colonizing the oceans.
TSI knows that big visions are best achieved through action, not words, and it is in that spirit that Ephemerisle was created — an embryonic seasteading city, existing in physical reality, today. Ephemerisle will evolve incrementally each year until it has the technology and population to be a full-fledged independent city on the ocean, generating awareness, community, and invaluable experience for the seasteading movement along the way.
And what an experience it is! Ephemerisle is a unique opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals at a participant-driven event where the community creates amazing things. Last year’s Ephemerisle featured a post-apocalyptic lounge boat, a solar powered trimaran, and other heretofore unseen feats of DIY nautical engineering and artistic endeavor. This year’s event is even better: Participant projects include The Relentless – a salvaged antique house boat turned floating experimental art venue; Memocracy – a floating camp devoted to talks, discussions, and ideas that could change the world; and the SeaNote Challenge – an alternative currency experiment designed to ignite the imaginations of artists and entrepreneurs alike. Many, many more are in the works.
If you want to help create the cradle of civilization for mankind’s next frontier, get your ticket now. Don’t just wait to read about it — be a part of it!
To learn more about Ephemerisle and how to get involved, please visit http://www.ephemerisle.org/.