In April of this year we released Earthbound on Porto Franco Records, a small San Francisco based indie label. We had the opportunity to work with some amazing people, NASA scientists, musicians, authors, and artists. This project is the sequel to that effort. Starbound is a remix app to Earthbound that will include millions of remixes that adapt to your input. Starbound is an ambitious project that will also include sonified light curves (the sound of actual stars), an augmented reality space flight game, and an interactive art widget that includes a comic book written by award winning sci-fi author Nnedi Okorafor, artwork by Facebook muralist Jonathan Matas and original illustrations by Tanna Tucker, and tons of unlockable content, from unreleased songs and artwork to star charts to mini-games and playable instruments. Please support our Kickstarter for STARBOUND!
PART II :
Time travel 101: Now is now. Here is here . Everything else is theoretical bullshit until it’s not anymore.
So, why am I here now ? or should I say, “Why am I now here? “. That’s sort of complicated to answer because there is usually more than one of “me” here and I could have any number of agendas. At any given point there may be a dozen or so of “me” between the years 1997 and 2019 although I mostly live and work in 2089 as a scientist and defender of the Nile State. My primary purpose for traveling to this current era is to manage the acquisition of natural resources necessary for Light Travel, the most important of which is copper. By the year 2083 all of the Earth’s copper has been depleted.
I have convinced several thousand people from your era to acquire it for me. I pay them , no questions asked (most of the time). Some people have gone to unimaginable lengths to get it for me, and I’m not very proud of that. It can get downright dangerous . Even I haven’t always survived this mission. Going to your own funeral more than once is surreal to say the least. I am the 3rd sequence, second in command…ok I’m not going to get into this now, but I will say this : the sayings about “know thy self” and “being your own worst enemy” have a meaning to me that scares most people. Continue reading
I can’t believe they said we stole the ship. Steal? Really? I built the damn thing. I’m flattered that they grew so attached to it. You look at something for a few thousand years and you think it’s yours, people are funny like that… shit, even people who aren’t technically “people” are funny like that. I’m getting ahead of myself.
When you tell folks you’re a “time traveler” from the “future”, they tend to jump to all sorts of conclusions. Continue reading