Free Cities & Seasteading on John Stossel Show – September 29, 2011

October 4, 2011 by

Our Board Member Michael Strong discussed free-cities (charter cities) and seastading on the John Stossel show on September 29, 2011.

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Former Seasteading Institute directors launch seasteading venture

August 16, 2011 by

Seasteading is poised to move forward in some big ways, including a new venture being launched by former Seasteading Institute staff. Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija, former directors of business and legal strategy respectively, are starting a seasteading venture named Blueseed. Blueseed will create a visa-free technology incubator for startups and knowledge workers in international waters off the coast of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit

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BBC’s One Planet Highlights Seasteading

May 2, 2011 by

BBC’s One Planet included an interview with Patri Friedman for an episode about floating cities. Patri’s contribution starts at about 11 minutes into the 18 minutes show.

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The Seasteading Institute May 2010 Newsletter

May 13, 2010 by

## The Seasteading Institute May 2010 Newsletter ##

>_”Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”_ — Chinese proverb

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* Highlights
* Jim Von Ehr Donates $100,000 to The Seasteading Institute
* Ephemerisle 2010: Making Headway
* Seasteading Conference on a Cruise! Continue reading

Learn Something New About the Ocean

May 11, 2010 by

Lauri Buckley from wrote us to mention that they’ve done a round-up of interesting ocean-focused documentaries that can be found around the web. Some of these have direct relevance to seasteading.

Here are a few I liked:

Big Stuff: Water: This video is a great place to learn more about the mega-ships of the water industry.

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Francesca Galea Improves Understanding of the Legal Standing of Artificial Islands

April 27, 2010 by

Late in 2009, Francesca Galea wrote us to declare the completion of her doctoral thesis entitled Artificial Islands in the Law of the Sea. With her blessing, we posted the PDF of her significant and clarifying inquiries on our Research page, but it is more appropriate that we give her research the highlight it deserves. From the paper:

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TSI Argonauts: Benefits for Leading the Way

April 20, 2010 by

If your passion for making seasteading happen goes well above and beyond the call of duty, then consider joining the ranks of the Argonauts. Argonauts demonstrate their commitment to the seasteading dream by pledging $1000 a year for ten years. And we have now made it possible to receive the benefits of being an Argonaut for a full 10 years by pledging either $5000 over 2 years, or $10,000 all at once.

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The Seasteading Institute April 2010 Newsletter

April 6, 2010 by

## The Seasteading Institute April 2010 Newsletter ##

>_“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress”_

> [Theodore Levitt](

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* Highlights
* TSI 2nd Anniversary April 15th
* Freakonomics Radio Hosts Patri Friedman
* Summer Internships at TSI Announced
* Patri Friedman’s World Tour
* Ephemerisle Newsletter Relaunch

* Poseidon Project

* Awareness & Community
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WindWard Looks Seaward: Incremental Developments in Energy and Community

March 17, 2010 by

Early in February, I met with Opalyn Brenger and Walt Patrick of [WindWard](, founders and caretakers of a sustainability research community in the middle of beautiful Washington State. They brought me to witness the final triumphant hours of an intensive weekend-long gasification workshop taking place at All Power Labs in Berkeley, California, where attendees and mentors were subverting modern diesel engines to the gasification techniques of the 1890s. Continue reading

The Seasteading Institute March 2010 Newsletter

March 11, 2010 by

## The Seasteading Institute March 2010 Newsletter ##

>_A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching._

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* Highlights
* Double Your Donation
* Engineering Research Published
* 2010 Ephemerisle: Save the Date!
* Hired! Continue reading