June 16, 2016 at 10:40 pm #25314
I’m still toying with the Ground School and Flight School look-and-feel, but this captures some significant portions of the Inner-national Space Station and the general vibe.
Big hat tip to the space faring and/or snarky fandoms that will almost certainly show up in the writing…June 18, 2016 at 2:46 am #25392
Love it! I love all the blacklight colour stuff especially. It’s going to be so striking visually!
🙂June 18, 2016 at 8:13 am #25403
This looks rad! I’m such a visual person, after just a minute of scrolling through the board I could practically hear the takeoff countdown.
I super super love the “Explore new worlds, Join Starfleet” vintage poster. Scrolling down on the links just in that one post would give your designer plenty of material to help create some epic branding for your course.
The font styes in the poster would have me wanting to enlist!
Something that occurs to me that I love about your theme is that your students could go through a safe ‘flight simulation’ in your course before they go out in the real world. I don’t know what that would look like but it struck me as fun…just sparking out ideas here.
looks great so far!June 18, 2016 at 9:31 am #25413
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Maaaan oh man, this is exciting. Are you gonna dress like an astronaut too!!!!?June 18, 2016 at 11:45 am #25431
Lisa, we shall see how much of the “mood” translates into the scripts.
Jessica, I had a “flight simulator” as one of the modules’ theme, but I think I’ve transitioned to it being actually in space now. Love the idea of explicitly letting them play in the sim. Had been pondering a “Holodeck” at one point. Not sure it’ll make it into this course.
Brad, I hadn’t been planning a space suit, but now I might have an excuse to do the EL light suit! 🙂June 20, 2016 at 8:52 pm #25477
I’ve continued to add to the board.
After I sketched my logo, I added a few retro rockets that must have come from the same collective unconscious I’d used since my daughter actually thought the inspiration went the other direction!
Getting the story tamed a bit more before tackling the story boards and look-and-feel…June 21, 2016 at 8:56 pm #25532
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Lemme guess. Your logo is the Space Monkey!?
I love monkeys. Especially monkeys in outer space!!!June 21, 2016 at 9:19 pm #25536
Nope. The space monkeys certainly helped nudge me into the theme, but not in the current logo design. I hope to incorporate both space moneys and penguins into the background of some scenes.
Will drop my logo in the forum somewhere soon. It is subtle until you get a little deeper in the materials than this course is likely to take folks.June 22, 2016 at 11:45 am #25555
Lots of fun options here–personally, I’m drawn most strongly to the image from “Swashbucklers, Sorcerers and Gunpowder Empires.” It has so many layers.June 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm #25563
Deb @robson, I’m curious what about that image piqued your interest.
Thanks for sharing!June 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm #25569
Okay, here goes a quick overview of why I like that image especially:
– sense of curiosity and exploration
– contrast between sky and rock: textures, as well as the immediate/touchable and the distant/imaginable/untouchable
– future/space and history/glyphs
– deciphering symbols and coming to understanding–and that primary image she’s touching has the qualities of a compass, or direction-finding, although it’s necessary to learn how to read it
– space suit itself is an interesting combination of shell (body and head) and mobility/tactile quality (arms/legs/hands/feet)–feels protective but not restrictive
So much space imagery is metal/hard lines/force/military/standing at attention. That image does not let *go* of those qualities, but brings in several other layers (which is what I meant above).
specific image link for others who may follow this discussion: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/369084131945015453/June 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm #25580
I had several of those aspects in mind when I pinned it, and appreciate the ones I hadn’t seen and/or articulated yet.
And, FYI, I’m doing my best to minimize the military aspects, even though, historically, most space flight programs grow out of or leverage the pilots and structure of a military force. This is meant to be out even further in time when Space X type folks have made space (slightly) more accessible. And working to layering in the false dichotomy of out there / in here…June 22, 2016 at 12:50 pm #25582
I’m sure I was also picking up on the false dichotomy you mention, as well. . . . Subliminally. . . .July 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm #27186
Nothing of value to add except that I LOVE this concept, your visuals, and the feeling of adventure, exploration, leading edge discovery, mystery and connection to something bigger than we had thought possible. Very exciting!July 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm #27190
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