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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

 

This section documents back-up files in the Polaris Collection for all Lunar Codex documents and images sent on previous missions.

Polaris also provides a back-up for the Writers on the Moon files, sent as an independent project on Peregrine Mission One.

Finally, at the intersection of art and science, the collection includes a representative example each of a peer-reviewed scientific paper, an issued U.S. patent, and the first draft of a unique book of poetry - a collaboration between Dr. Peralta, as his poetic persona Semaphore, and the A.I. poet OSUN.

MANIFEST

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THE PEREGRINE COLLECTION - Back-Up Copies in Nova+Serenity and Polaris Collections

Lunar Codex (2021) - GM1, XM1, FM1

- The entire contents of the Lunar Codex's Peregrine Collection - onboard three separate DHL MoonBoxes containing poetry, the WOTM Manifest 9 files, and the Artists on the Moon art, short story, and music files - part of Astrobotic Technologies' Peregrine Mission One, is reproduced in full in digital and/or analog format in The Polaris Collection, on Griffin Mission One. The contents are also backed-up in parts in the Nova and Serenity Collections.
- The Peregrine Collection curated by Samuel Peralta


 

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THE NOVA COLLECTION - Back-Up Copies in Serenity and Polaris Collections

Lunar Codex (2022) - GM1

- The entire contents of the Lunar Codex's Nova Collection, ridesharing NASA mission CLPS-TO2-IM, via Galactic Legacy Labs / Lunaprise, and consisting of analog images on nickel-based NanoFiche, is reproduced in digital and/or analog format in the Serenity Collection, ridesharing onboard NASA CLPS-TO-19D Mission 1, and in the Polaris Collection onboard Griffin Mission One
- The Nova Collection curated by Samuel Peralta

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THE SERENITY & FREYA COLLECTIONS - Back-Up Copy in Polaris Collections

Lunar Codex (2023) - GM1

- The entire contents of the Lunar Codex's Serenity Collection, ridesharing NASA mission CLPS-TO-19D, via LS Partners, and consisting of analog images on nickel-based NanoFiche, ceramic-matrix, and/or synthetic DNA, is reproduced in digital and/or analog format in the Polaris Collection onboard Griffin Mission One
- The Serenity Collection curated by Samuel Peralta

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THE AUTUMN MOON PROJECT

Nature Magick (2023) - GM1

- Works from the Autumn Moon Project of art, photographs, graphics, poetry, and music, archived in the Polaris collection

- The Autumn Moon project is
Bethany Autumn Kalquist Nelson ▪ Kyle Nelson ▪ Avalon Gonzalez Moreno ▪ Juan Manuel Gonzalez Moreno ▪ Regan Gonzalez Moreno ▪ Orion Gonzalez Moreno ▪ Jennifer Pope ▪ Kevin Pope ▪ Gregory Nelson ▪ Brenda Nelson ▪ Jeffrey Nelson ▪ Ian Nelson ▪ Cara Nelson ▪ Grace Lovejoy ▪ Travis Martucci ▪ Bethanie Garber ▪ Cassie Garber ▪ Patrick Garber ▪ Ed Fetterman ▪ Valentin Armianu ▪ Theodore Armianu ▪ Irina Armianu ▪ Ananda & Jasmin L. ▪ Rebecca Athey ▪ Lucrecia Pautasso ▪ Nadine Kuehn ▪ David Specht ▪ Allison Roure ▪ Lunden Souza ▪ Raegynne Souza ▪ Marlene Kingeter ▪ Morgan Kate Smillie ▪ Ashley J Justin ▪ Nikko Vanegas ▪ Maryam G ▪ Gail Lorraine Gibson ▪ Carolanne Wolfe ▪ Ashley Wolfe ▪ Seth Mahaffey ▪ Tina Walsh ▪ Jamie Lewis ▪ Alena Zdorovchenko ▪ Katie Nelson ▪ Lilly Lane Zettle ▪ Aurora Sage Zettle ▪ Dalia Gallardo ▪ Hermes Daniel ▪ Linzi Buchanan ▪ Luis Gonzalez Sandoval ▪ Conor Gonzalez Buchanan ▪ Ian Gonzalez Buchanan ▪ Michael Bartkiewicz ▪ (Luscious) Luke Beetham ▪ Daniel Bartkiewicz ▪ Lance (Dynamite) Nelson ▪ Diana Marsh ▪ Pete (Hollywood) Capponi ▪ Tim Zettle ▪ Susan Borthwick ▪ John Borthwick ▪ Lorna Festa ▪ Kimberly Kane ▪ Kiara Kane ▪ Richard Kane Junior ▪ Richard Kane Sr. ▪ Wendell Manwarren ▪ Roger Roberts ▪ Stanton Kewley ▪ Greg Pugh ▪ Barbara Oglaza Asha

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SONNET FOR THE UNCONSCIOUS WAR AND OTHER COLLABORATIONS WITH THE AUTOMATON

OSUN x Semaphore (2020 - 2022) - PM1, GM1
   

- A collection of collaborative poetry between OSUN and Semaphore

- OSUN programmed by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, based on OpenAI GPT-2 345M parameter model
- Semaphore is a literary project and persona founded in 2009 by Samuel Peralta
- Training text selection and editing of OSUN output by collaboration of the authors
- OSUN is a set of literary experiments exploring human + AI collaboration in art

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MOONSTRUCK

Faith and Fear in Flushing (2022) - GM1

- Literary essay by Greg Prince in Faith and Fear in Flushing: the Blog for Mets Fans Who Like to Read

- The Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens. In the mid-twentieth century there was a saying that man would walk on the Moon before the then-languishing Mets ever won a pennant. On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and, true to the adage, a few weeks later the Mets planted their championship flag at Shea Stadium. As Greg Prince artfully observes in this essay, the Mets may finally go to the Moon themselves - transported through a portrait by Nanette Fluhr of her son Lonny, a quintessential fan in Mets gear, archived in the Lunar Codex's Polaris time capsule.

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THE ISLAND LAKE COLLECTION

Tanita Cree (2021) - GM1

- Selections from the digital photographic catalog of Tanita Cree, featuring landscape, portrait, and panoramic images of nature 

- Part of the Memories of Earth photographic series of the Lunar Codex

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A PASSAGE IN TIME

Windrift Books (2023) - PM1, GM1

- Autobiography of Jesus T. Peralta – painter, photographer, graphic artist, poet, anthropologist and  archaeologist, essayist, and one of the foremost prizewinning playwrights in the Philippines

- Edited by S. Peralta and A. Peralta
- "A Passage in Time" will be issued by Windrift Books in conjunction with the publication of a completely new edition of his award-winning stage plays

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A LIFE IN ART

Windrift Books (2023) - PM1, GM1

- Autobiography of Rosario Bitanga Peralta – painter, sculptor, and printmaker who signs her work R. Bitanga, known as the first woman abstract artist in the Philippines

- Edited by S. Peralta and A. Peralta
- "A Life in Art" will be issued by Windrift Books in conjunction with the publication of a completely new catalog of her award-winning art

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PHOTOACOUSTIC FREQUENCY-DOMAIN DEPTH PROFILING OF CONTINUOUSLY INHOMOGENEOUS CONDENSED PHASES: THEORY AND SIMULATIONS FOR THE INVERSE PROBLEM

J. Appl. Phys. 70 (3), 1 August 1991 - PM1, GM1


- Andreas Mandelis, Samuel Peralta, and Jan Thoen
- An application is presented of the Hamilton-Jacobi formulation of thermal-wave physics to the problem of photoacoustic depth profiling of inhomogeneous solids with arbitrary, continuously varying thermal diffusivity profiles. Simple expressions for the modulation frequency dependence of the photoacoustic signal in the case of exponential thermal diffusivity profiles are obtained, and a working general method for solving the inverse problem and obtaining arbitrary diffusivity depth profiles is demonstrated through computer simulations. The method was found to possess excellent profile reconstruction fidelity.

 

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RADIOISOTOPE-POWERED SEMICONDUCTOR BATTERY

United States Patent US-5859484 (1999) - PM1, GM1

- Inventors – Lennart Mannik, Harry E. Ruda, Samuel B. Peralta, and Frank Y. Chu

- Description of a radioisotope-powered semiconductor battery comprising a substrate of a crystalline semiconductor material, and a radioactive power source.
 

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THE INDIE ATHENAEUM

Indie Athenaeum (2021) - GM1
   

- Collected book reviews by Chris Fried

- Under his own name and the Indie Athenaeum imprint, Chris Fried has over 482 reviews of independently-published authors' works, posted on Amazon, Goodreads, and other bookseller websites

- With over 50,000 views of these reviews, and with nearly 2000 votes by readers marking these as helpful, Indie Athenaeum is one of the most viewed and trusted book review imprints online 
- Archived in the Lunar Codex's Polaris collection

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THE GALLERIST CATALOGUE

Gallerist (2021-2024) - PM1, XM1, FM1, GM1

- Works from the Gallerist Catalogue of itinerant art, photographs, graphics, poetry, music, and film, personally curated by Samuel Peralta.

- Includes works onboard one or more time capsules, but not yet documented elsewhere in the Lunar Codex

- Selected works archived in the Peregrine, Νουα, Serenity, or Polaris collections. Along with previously uncollected works, all works from Peregrine, Νουα, and Serenity are also backed-up in the Polaris collection.


- Creators of work in the Lunar Codex not documented elsewhere include 
Rosario Bitanga (art & sculpture) ▪ Roberta Boffo (art) ▪ Kim Carson (podcast) ▪ Hope Clubb (art) ▪ Vivien Clubb (art) ▪ Olesya Dzhurayeva & Corvinus Press (art portfolio) ▪ Nanette Fluhr (art) ▪ Jason Gurley (art) ▪ Bruce Ha (biography) ▪ Gottfried Helnwein (art) ▪ Heather Horton (art) ▪ Walter James Burnett (poetry) ▪ A.N. Khoe (illustration) ▪ Yayoi Kusama (art) ▪ Didi Menendez (art) ▪ Antosia Moon (art) ▪ Sam Parr (music) ▪ L.E. Peralta (poetry) ▪ Sam Peralta / Semaphore X (art) ▪ Marc Pinto (body art) ▪ Miriam Molina Salces (art) ▪ Graeme Stevenson OAM (art) ▪ Richard Stergulz (art) ▪ David White (broadcast)
 

- Creators of work on Codex Freya with detailed documentation pending include

Norval Morrisseau (art▪ Sergio Gomez (art▪ Victor Gadino (art▪ Tim Okamura (art▪ Aneke Ingold (art▪ Megan Read (art▪ O'Neill Scott (art▪ Kathrin Longhurst (art▪ Ayana Ross (art▪ Kate Van Doren (art▪ Shiqing Deng (art▪ Pauline Aubey (art▪ Olesya Dzhuraeva (art▪ Narelle Zeller (art▪ Abraham Anghik Ruben (art▪ Hilary Swingle (art▪ Rosario Bitanga (art▪ Steven DaLuz (art▪ Aron Wiesenfeld (art▪ Ivonne Bess (art▪ Sean William Randall (art▪ Viktoria Savenkova (art▪ Mauro 'Malang' Santos (art▪ Samuel Peralta (art▪ Heather Horton (art▪ Joss Whedon (poetry) ▪ Lycée Jean-Baptiste Corot -Students of Grade 12 English via Victoria Radiguer-Hanchett, 2023 (poetry and art▪ Artists of Rising Voices 3: The Bennett Prize Winner and Finalists Catalogue (artArtists on covers of selected magazines from Goss183, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, and Fine Arts Connoisseur Dany Assaf (non-fiction) Carolyn Parsons (novel) Daniel Maidman (novel) Mike Blouin (novel) Jesus Peralta (play) Sarah Cawdron, Liam Lee, and Peter Cawdron (screenplay) Jaqueline Marie Alberto (screenplay) All individual poets from the Nova Collection (poetry) Writers of Best African Poetry 2019-21 (poetry) Susie Clevenger (poetry) Andy Weir (short stories) Boo Sujiwaro (short story & art) Authors & editors from 23 volumes of the Future Chronicles (short stories) - Samuel Peralta (short stories) Francis & Samuel Peralta (music) Ryan Cayabyab (music) APO Hiking Society (music) Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangulinan (music) Sarah Kang (music) 

- Creators of work on Codex Serenity with detailed documentation pending include

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Norval Morrisseau
(art▪ Sergio Gomez (art▪ Victor Gadino (art▪ Tim Okamura (art▪ Aneke Ingold (art▪ Megan Read (art▪ O'Neill Scott (art▪ Kathrin Longhurst (art▪ Ayana Ross (art▪ Kate Van Doren (art▪ Shiqing Deng (art▪ Pauline Aubey (art▪ Olesya Dzhuraeva (art▪ Narelle Zeller (art▪ Abraham Anghik Ruben (art▪ Hilary Swingle (art▪ Rosario Bitanga (art▪ Steven DaLuz (art▪ Aron Wiesenfeld (art▪ Ivonne Bess (art▪ Sean William Randall (art▪ Viktoria Savenkova (art▪ Mauro 'Malang' Santos (art▪ Samuel Peralta (art▪ Heather Horton (art▪ Joss Whedon (poetry) ▪ Lycée Jean-Baptiste Corot -Students of Grade 12 English via Victoria Radiguer-Hanchett, 2023 (poetry and art▪ Artists of Rising Voices 3: The Bennett Prize Winner and Finalists Catalogue (artArtists on covers of selected magazines from Goss183, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, and Fine Arts Connoisseur Dany Assaf (non-fiction) Carolyn Parsons (novel) Daniel Maidman (novel) Mike Blouin (novel) Jesus Peralta (play) Sarah Cawdron, Liam Lee, and Peter Cawdron (screenplay) Jaqueline Marie Alberto (screenplay) All individual poets from the Nova Collection (poetry) Writers of Best African Poetry 2019-21 (poetry) Susie Clevenger (poetry) Andy Weir (short stories) Boo Sujiwaro (short story & art) Authors & editors from 23 volumes of the Future Chronicles (short stories) - Samuel Peralta (short stories) Francis & Samuel Peralta (music) Ryan Cayabyab (music) APO Hiking Society (music) Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangulinan (music) Sarah Kang (music) 
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Svetlana Loytra (art) ▪ Daniel Maidman / Natasha A. (art) Zilla Jones (short story Oceana Rain Stuart (sculptureFAST India Spin Your Science short story collection authors, associated judges & staff (short story collectionOther creative artists selected from Polaris (to be documented)

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Artists of Rising Voices 3: The Bennett Prize Winner and Finalists Catalogue (art)

- Creators of work on Codex Polaris with detailed documentation pending include

Mark Lipman, ed. and the poets of The Vagabond Lunar Collection (poetry anthology) Mark Lipman, ed. and the poets and artists of The Border Crossed Us (illustrated poetry anthology) ▪ Mark Lipman (epic poetry) ▪ Françoise Dumont (essay) Svetlana Loytra and Yevheniia Loytra (art and video) Steven Da Luz (art for veteran auctionJohn A. Schweitzer RCA (artPrint artists, writers, and contributors to 52 issues of Art in Print, covering 2011-2019 (art and writing) Zilla Jones (short story collectionJyotsna Atre (poetry and art) FAST India Spin Your Science short story collection authors, associated judges & staff (short story collectionSETI Institute AIR Program artists and associated staff (art, music, more▪ Daniela de Paulis (art film, more) ▪ Buzz Aldrin, Anca Faur | Buzz Aldrin Ventures (photographs, books, more) Metropolitan United Church, the Estate of Norval Morrisseau, and associated galleries, artists, writers, for Transition of the Soul (art, essays, moreNinot Aziz + authors, illustrators, and editors of Dragonlore (poetry, stories, art) ▪ Heather Horton, artist, and the writers of Immersion (art catalogue with essays) J Adam McGalliard (art) L.E. Peralta and the cast and crew of Luckey Quarter (film) Ice-T (music) Trigga (music) Smoothe da Hustler (music) Artie Cabrera (music) Munkhbayar Batjargal (art) Indira Laktaeva (poetryColleen Hoffenbacker (artBernice Shaller (artJanet Culbertson (art▪  Maria Mitsumori (art▪  Niranjan Ramchandra Patgaonkar (sculpture) ▪ Enrico Poli & the cast and crew of Closure and The Future (film▪ Alister Brenton (music) & Yllogique (music▪ Fiona Cawdron (novel▪ Yacout Chatt (art▪ Vanessa King & Anna Jurinich (digital art) ▪ Joyce Brinkman (poetry) ▪ Editor, artist, and authors of Chronicle Worlds: Half Way Home (stories) ▪ Daniel Maidman / Natasha Ashmun (art) ▪ Daniel Maidman / Julia Elnes (art) ▪ Daniel Maidman / Starla (art) ▪ Sapna Sharon (poetry) ▪ Anara Abzhanova (art) ▪ Stefan Baumann (art) ▪ Tom Lehrer (music▪ Marco Campos (art)  ▪ Michael Blouin (novel▪ Contributors to Journey of the Heart Women’s Spiritual Poetry 4-book series, published by Golden Dragonfly Press (poetry) ▪ Toby Wright (art▪ Lynne Garlick (art▪ Alasdair Gill, Robin Milner, Richard Kay, Tom Baldassari, Zoe Salt, and James Sisti (nature & photography▪ Shalva Mosidze (biography) ▪ Romana Go (essay) ▪ Sinisha Kashawelski (art▪ Ruben Dario Estudillo (artArtittaya Na Takuatung (art▪ Elena Bria (artChristine Lavoie (art▪ Silvia São Paulo (art▪ Anna Jurinich (artDany Assaf (memoirPatrice Fitzgerald, Jessa Archer, Jack Lyster, Jerilyn Dufresne, Tad Richards & Anne Kelleher (fiction▪  Authors of Mostly Murder and Beyond the Stars selected volumes, ed Patrice Fitzgerald (fiction▪ Oceana Rain Stuart (catalogue of 22 sculptures) Edith Bañuelos (artJoyce Majiski (art▪ Celeste Maia (various art piecesKonai Helu Thaman (poetry▪ Albert Wendt (poetry▪ Wo Chan (poetry▪ Bela Chekurishvili (poetry▪ John Puhiatau Pule (poetry▪ Sudesh Mishra (poetryDan Taulapapa McMullin (poetry▪ John Joseph Adams & Lightspeed Magazine selected issues (fiction, art & non-fiction▪ Ankh Spice (poetry▪ Caitlyn Spice (art in nature▪ Leah Marie Dorion (art▪ Kenn Flynn (catalogue of sculptures▪ Martina McAteer (art▪ Charles Spano, Claire Carré & the cast and crew of Embers (film)

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