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Payload Coordinator & Curator, The Lunar Codex

The Lunar Codex is a passion project led by Dr. Samuel Peralta, which archives the work of thousands of contemporary creative artists and one A.I. - including some of Samuel's own works - on lunar time capsules, launched via partners of NASA's Artemis program to return humankind to the Moon.

Samuel's own fiction has hit the Wall Street Journal,  USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists, and his poetry has won awards worldwide, including the Palanca Award for Literature, as well as from the BBC, the UK Poetry Society, and the League of Canadian Poets.

He has produced and supported over 110 independent films, including the Golden Globe® nominee The Fencer, and the Emmy® Award winning Real Artists. He is also a Grandes Figuras award-winning composer and lyricist

Samuel has curated art exhibits at the Art NXT Level / 33 Contemporary Gallery, the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, and on Artsy.net. He and his wife are named sponsors of the permanent Yayoi Kusama infinity mirrored room at the Art Gallery of Ontario

A physics Ph.D. with over 150 published scientific papers, and co-founder of six companies, Samuel continues an expansive career in the high-technology industry as CEO of Incandence, serving on the board of several private and publicly-listed firms, and mentoring start-ups at the University of Toronto’s ICUBE accelerator.

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The Lunar Codex is a project that could not have been accomplished without the support of a multitude of curators, editors, engineers, and dreamers. To each and everyone - thank you to the Moon and back.

  • Alice Peralta, my partner at Incandence, Windrift Books, and in life, to whom I owe everything

  • Bruce Ha, archival technologies visionary and the inventor of NanoFiche technology

  • Didi Menendez, indefatigable curator, editor, and publisher of PoetsArtists 

  • For The Polaris Trilogy anthologies, editors Joyce Brinkman, inaugural Poet Laureate of Indiana and executive director of Brick Street Poetry, Joe Heithaus of DePauw University, and Jessica Reed of Butler University

  • Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt, philanthropists, collectors, founders of The Bennett Prize 

  • Kara Lysandra Ross, co-chair and chief operating officer of the Art Renewal Center

  • Beverly Chang, public relations director for the California Art Club 

  • Romana Go, collector and tireless arts promoter at The Argo Collection

  • Graeme Stevenson, OAM, artist and documentary filmmaker, and his associates at Colour In Your Life

  • My co-curators at PoetsArtists, including Frank Bernarducci, Steven DaLuz, Dirk Dzimirksy, Alisa El-Bermani, Sergio Gomez, David Anthony Hummer, Daniel Maidman, Jay Menendez, Walt Morton, John Seed, Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt, and so many more

  • My editors for The Future Chronicles anthology seriesLucas Bale, Ellen Campbell, Carol Davis, Chris Pourteau, Therin Knite, Alex Rodie, Jeff Seymour, Crystal Watanabe, Nolie Wilson; and the editors of my own stories, John Joseph Adams, David Gatewood, Naomi Leadbeater, and P.K. Tyler 

  • My co-anthologists, Patrice Fitzgerald of Beyond the Stars, Daniel Arthur Smith of Tales from the Canyons of the Damned and Frontiers of Speculative Fiction, P.K. Tyler of UnCommon Anthologies, Kim Wells and P.K. Tyler of Mosaics, Artie Cabrera of Gravity City, Shebat Legion of Klarissa Dreams and Indomitable Ink

  • My first rideshare partners, the inspirational Susan Kaye Quinn of Writers on the Moon, and technology enthusiast Ryan O'Shea of Future Grind

  • The scientists, engineers, and staff of Astrobotic Technology and Intuitive Machines, makers of next-generation landers for NASA's Artemis program to return humans to the Moon, for whom the journey is only beginning

Scores of others helped define the vision and direction of the Lunar Codex, especially the artists, sculptors, authors, poets, musicians, and filmmakers whose works have been my own inspiration and the inspiration for this project. Thank you. Salamat. Merci beaucoup.

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