Last week, National Geographic invited The Seasteading Institute to Galveston, Texas to shoot a documentary aboard a dry-docked oil rig. It will be a segment in a six-part series on the oceans. Director of Engineering George Petrie and Board of Engineering Advisor Greg Castleman spoke about how an oil rig could be refurbished as a residential and business seastead, and Senior Director Randy Hencken and I talked about the need to provide a new frontier for governments and a new space for innovation.
Jody Shapiro’s new documentary “How To Start Your Own Country” features Patri Friedman in a centerpiece interview. Set to premiere September 11 at the Toronto Film Festival, it focuses on micro-nations, principalities, and freedom movements across the world and uses comedy to raise serious questions about what it means to be a country, a topic that will only become more relevant as the seasteading movements gains momentum.