This project does not provide a solution, a viable blueprint to construct a moon base in which another earth takes place. The project poses questions and multiple alternatives, allowing for different futures to happen. The project does not seek to propose innovative technologies to sustain societies on moon—there are plenty of experts to do so. Whereas our job is to question, since the essence of technology is by no means technological and it is the social construct. By reading the Moon Society, innovative methods will reveal themselves.
The moon is a knowledge producer. The social formation on the moon is guided by one goal, to produce knowledge in art and since. The moon societies have their autonomy. They take energy and material from the earth and in return give advanced knowledge to us in forms of data and information. The moon is a nonhierarchical academy; it is also a laboratory, an art studio, a testing ground, a place allows for ultimate exploring in science and humanity. In turn, itself is a social experiment. It is dynamic and always in motion. It is a rhizome, an a-centered multiplicity. Moon citizens converge and diverge for different modes of knowledge production. It is not static; it is entropy.
To read the societies on the moon requires multiple entry points. There is no narrative, and shouldn’t be one. Thus this project rejects a sequential reading and linear interpretation; rather it is asking for multiple angels to engage the complexity and fluidity of the constantly changing phenomena.
The Moon Society is a homogenized diversification. Different forms of knowledge production could come into being. There are tribes, in which people form themselves into groups based on similar interests and specialties, or based on the need of multidisciplinary projects. They form as in need and deform when projects are done. There are families, bounded by blood and relationships while working for same goals. There are mentors and apprentices, the old-fashioned social learning in human society. There are permanent institutions as well as ephemeral synergies. However, there are new modes of social relations that out of our expectation and beyond our imagination. Indeed, moon society itself is a social experiment.
By multiple juxtapositions, we set scenarios in motion so that unusual connections could draw. Nuances and unexpected contingencies will lead to new understanding of the project