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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.

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection)

MANIFEST

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THE PEREGRINE COLLECTION - Back-Up Copy in The Polaris Collection

Lunar Codex (2022) - GM1

- The entire contents of the Lunar Codex's Peregrine Collection, part of Astrobotic Technologies' Peregrine Mission One (PM1), and consisting of digital files on multiple memory cards, is reproduced in digital and/or analog format in The Polaris Collection, on Griffin Mission One (GM1).
- The Peregrine Collection curated by Samuel Peralta

- All items in the Lunar Codex marked PM1 are also archived as GM1. 

 

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THE NOVA COLLECTION - Back-Up Copy in The Polaris Collection

Lunar Codex (2022) - GM1

- The entire contents of the Lunar Codex's Nova Collection, part of Intuitive Machines' Nova Mission One (IM1), and consisting of analog images on nickel-based nanofiche, is reproduced in digital and/or analog format in The Polaris Collection, on Griffin Mission One (GM1).
- The Nova Collection curated by Samuel Peralta
- All items in the Lunar Codex marked PM1 are also archived as GM1.

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INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY ON THE MOON

Writers on the Moon (2021) - PM1, GM1
   

- Payload coordinator Dr. Susan Kaye Quinn, assisted by Noelle Gausens

- Writers on the Moon (WOTM) is a sister project of the Lunar Codex, and is part of Peregrine Mission One. This entry is a back-up of the WOTM contributor listing.
- Contributions from (Manifest number + Author)

1 Susan Kaye Quinn ▪ 2 Julien Morgan ▪ 3 Jaden Wilkes ▪ 4 Bron Rauk-Mitchell ▪ 5 Rysa Walker ▪ 6 John Gregory Hancock ▪ 7 Rhiannon Frater ▪ 8 Dale Ivan Smith ▪ 9 Samuel Peralta ▪ 10 Kody Boye ▪ 11 Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ 12 A.A. Chamberlynn ▪ 13 Madeline Freeman ▪ 14 D. Robert Pease ▪ 15 Cynthia Port ▪ 16 Addison Moore ▪ 17 Marilyn Peake ▪ 18 T.K. Eldridge ▪ 19 Damyanti Biswas ▪ 20 Jon Frater ▪ 21 Aarti V Raman ▪ 22 Shelli R Johannes-Wells ▪ 23 S. J. Pajonas ▪ 24 Anthea Sharp ▪ 25 RJ Crayton ▪ 26 Patricia Gilliam ▪ 27 Maureen O. Betita ▪ 28 Christine Pope ▪ 29 Shéa MacLeod ▪ 30 Jamie Krakover ▪ 31 Corinne O’Flynn ▪ 32 Kat Mizera ▪ 33 Jemi Fraser ▪ 34 Lily Zante ▪ 35 Lisa Manifold ▪ 36 Jenna Barwin ▪ 37 Samantha A. Cole ▪ 38 Nicole Zoltack ▪ 39 Hannah Steenbock ▪ 40 Carolyn R. Parsons ▪ 41 Brighton Walsh ▪ 42 Rebecca Rode ▪ 43 Moira Katson ▪ 44 Rae Lori ▪ 45 Frank Bardessono ▪ 46 Blair Babylon ▪ 47 Catherine Stine ▪ 48 Mary E. Twomey ▪ 49 DK Cassidy ▪ 50 Skye MacKinnon ▪ 51 C.J. Booth ▪ 52 J. Rose Alexander ▪ 53 Stephanie Damore ▪ 54 Tina Glasneck ▪ 55 Daphne Loveling ▪ 56 Calla Zae ▪ 57 M.C. Cerny ▪ 58 Philip Harris ▪ 59 Kristen Taber ▪ 60 Bethany Adams ▪ 61 Kari Kilgore ▪ 62 Edward J. Branley ▪ 63 Jennifer Willis ▪ 64 T.J. Kelly ▪ 65 Joslyn Westbrook ▪ 66 Sasha Cottman ▪ 67 Stella Bixby ▪ 68 Jason A. Adams ▪ 69 Russell Nohelty ▪ 70 Elizabeth S. Wolf ▪ 71 L.L. Richman ▪ 72 Ryan Hill ▪ 73 JL Blair ▪ 74 Artemis Crow ▪ 75 Chrys Fey ▪ 76 Elaine Kaye ▪ 77 Leah Ashton ▪ 78 Sarah Ettritch ▪ 79 Rhonda Hopkins ▪ 80 Avril Sabine ▪ 81 Kari Holloway ▪ 82 Tony James Slater ▪ 83 Skye Malone ▪ 84 Anastasia Wilde ▪ 85 Deanna Chase ▪ 86 SJ Mayeski ▪ 87 Kate Danley ▪ 88 Mona Marple ▪ 89 Polly Holmes ▪ 90 Zachary Chopchinski ▪ 91 Sonia Rao ▪ 92 Helen Smith ▪ 93 Ann Omasta ▪ 94 Ariele Sieling ▪ 95 Charity Tahmaseb ▪ 96 Jeanne Marcella ▪ 97 Allison Chan ▪ 98 Tina Moss ▪ 99 M Pepper Langlinais ▪ 100 J.W. Garrett ▪ 101 A.P. Watson ▪ 102 Luci Beach ▪ 103 Cat Johnson ▪ 104 K. Gorman ▪ 105 Juliet Vane ▪ 106 Jane Hinchey ▪ 107 Angie Arland ▪ 108 Malorie Cooper ▪ 109 Alanah Andrews ▪ 110 Nirina Stone ▪ 111 M.E. Layton ▪ 112 Tori Knightwood ▪ 113 Imogene Nix ▪ 114 Stephanie and Isaac Flint ▪ 115 Deniz Barki Bevan ▪ 116 Elise Noble ▪ 117 Dania Voss ▪ 118 Val O. Morris ▪ 119 Skyler Grant ▪ 120 Lauren Stewart ▪ 121 Tara C. Allred ▪ 122 TJ Muir ▪ 123 Gwen Gardner ▪ 124 Caia Daniels ▪ 125 JC Andrijeski

- Additional contributions from ('Stowaway' number + Contributor)
S1 Edward Robert Durlak ▪ S2 Edward Neale Durlak ▪ S3 Noelle Gaussens ▪ S4 Jackie Tansky ▪ S5 Lorena Dinger ▪ S6 Cindi Knowles ▪ S7 Chris Fried ▪ S8 Ambrose Beaulieu

- Additional contributions from other Stowaways - see WOTM for complete details

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THE SKQ COLLECTION

Susan Kaye Quinn (2020) - IM1

- Selections from the catalog of Susan Kaye Quinn, featuring writing, photographs, and art from

Susan Kaye Quinn ▪ SKQ / NASA Dryden ▪ Ambrose Beaulieu ▪ BZN Studio Designs ▪ Writers on the Moon

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THE GALLERIST COLLECTION

Gallerist (2022) - PM1, IM1, GM1

- Works from the Gallerist Collection of itinerant art, photographs, graphics, and poetry
- The collection includes works not represented elsewhere in the Lunar Codex by

Rosario Bitanga ▪ Roberta Boffo ▪ Olesya Dzhurayeva ▪ Nanette Fluhr ▪ Jason Gurley ▪ Bruce Ha ▪ Gottfried Helnwein ▪ Heather Horton ▪ Walter James Burnett ▪ A.N. Khoe ▪ Didi Menendez ▪ Antosia Moon ▪ Sam Parr ▪ Marc Pinto ▪ Miriam Molina Salces ▪ Graeme Stevenson OAM ▪ Richard Stergulz ▪ Oceana Rain Stewart ▪ Semaphore X
- Selected works archived in the Peregrine and/or Nova collections.
- All works archived in the Polaris Collection.

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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) - PM2, 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) - PM1, 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 WOTM, and in the Lunar Codex's Polaris collection

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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