Patri and Brad’s article “Seasteading: Striking at the Root of Bad Government” was published in The Freeman

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The Seasteading Institute’s Executive Director Patri Friedman, and Research Associate Brad Taylor had an article published in The Freeman, “Seasteading: Striking at the Root of Bad Government.”

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Do you have a great seasteading concept? Win €7500 in the Prix Ars Electronica 2010 / [the next idea] Art and Technology Grant

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A representative from Prix Ars Electronica contacted The Seasteading Institute and requested a submission for their “Next Big Idea” grant. Well our staff is too busy to enter the contest for the €7500 prize and three month artist in residency, so we’re turning this one over to our community. If you do win, don’t forget to make a donation to us for our important work :)

Here’s the link:
http://new.aec.at/prix/en/kategorien/the-next-idea/

Here’s Prix Ars description of the contest:
[THE NEXT IDEA] VOESTALPINE ART AND TECHNOLOGY GRANT

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Video of Patri from the Stossel Show

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Here is a link to the video from Patri’s appearance on the Stossel show that has been edited down to just the seasteading relevant content. Enjoy!
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Patri on The Stossel Show with Ron Paul Thursday Night!

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UPDATE: Patri’s segment starts at 2:45 in this video

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Official Engineering Report Released

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The Seasteading Institute is excited to announce the release of our first official engineering report! We’ve posted drafts before, but this is our first paper sanctioned by our Director of Engineering. This “assumptions and methodology” report covers topics such as concepts, materials, location, mobility, energy needs, ocean waves, comfort, costs, and much more. Continue reading

The Streets of Monaco

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Cruise/yacht designers and operators are trying whenever possible to deliver something different into the cruise and yacht industry. One of these new ideas is themed yachts and cruise ships. The art of producing a themed cruise ship or yacht is to seamlessly weave a story into every element of the design, and it’s achieved through an extensive consultation with the client during the initial phases of the design process. Continue reading

Randy Hencken joins The Seasteading Institute as Director of Communications

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I am pleased to be The Seasteading Institute’s new Director of Communications and to work on this avant-garde venture with the industrious, accomplished and visionary team on staff, and the seasteading community at large. The Seasteading Institute is one of the few rays of hope for peacefully developing new governments. Continue reading

Help Us Name the Seasteading Book (and win $100, a signed copy, and an acknowledgement!)

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Following the lead of [Bryan Caplan’s crowdsourced book title](http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2006/01/name_this_book.html), we’d [like to get ideas for the title of the Seasteading book](http://www.yayboo.com/Sci-Tech/Seastead_Book_Title_Ideas). We’re reasonably settled on “Seasteading” as the main title, but we need a subtitle which is exciting gets our central message across. Continue reading