This image is the design for the Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation (I-TASC) mobile research station, which we are planning to deploy in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica and Igloolik, Nunavut during IPY.
The I-TASC station is an autonomous, zero-environmental impact, communications, research and living unit capable of sustaining up to 8 crew members for long periods of work in isolation/insulation conditions (60-180 days). Onboard renewable-energy systems, bioreactor/biological sewage processing, water recycling systems, satellite and HF communication systems and radar infrastructure will provide the I-TASC crews of artists, scientists, engineers and tactical media workers with the tools/resources needed to conduct joint or independent work in concentrated polar field-research environments during the IPY and beyond.
Written by Thomas Mulcaire: Artist, and Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art in Cape Town. Convenor of the Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation (IPY project 417). Expedition leader of the forthcoming I-TASC Reconnaissance and Communications Expedition (RECE) to Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica between Dec 2006-Feb 2007, which will locate sites and install infrastructure for I-TASC crews and activities during the IPY.
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Saturday, 23 September 2006 04:46
I-TASC project ramping up for IPYWritten by Polar Artists
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