Moon Village Association (2020): Australian Chapter

MVA PAYLOAD PROJECT: the overview effect!

Speakers: Liza Koumi, Philippe Van Nedervelde, Alice Gorman, Carley Scott, Sarah Jane Pell.
Moderator: Vienna Vi Tran.

Produced by E-spaces and Sonic Horizons with thanks Madeleine Bandurski, Cheryn Lander, and Helen Netherfield.
The event also streamed to Space Industry Association Australia SIAA and Space Australia.

The Moon Village Association (MVA) Lunar Payload project objective is to send a camera to the moon to livestream a whole Earth and lower the barrier to the Lunar economy. E-SPACES, the world's oldest continuously operated VR—recently 'XR'—studio, and partners of Sonic Horizons enabled a unique experience using VR to create an online platform experience of "The #OverviewEffect for attendees of their webinar participants while speakers gave an update on the inaugural MVA Payload.

The Moon Village Association (MVA) online platform Sonic Horizons supporting the MVA Payload Project Webinar 29 Oct 2020.

Madeleine Bandurski invited a diverse group of space leaders to discuss the project objectives and ignite important discussions about the learnings and success of the project so far including: Liza Koumi - Moon Village Payloads Project Manager, space projects engineer, and International Space University alum; Philippe Van Nedervelde- Award winning VR creator, futurist, and advocate for spaceflight; Alice Gorman a.k.a Dr Space Junk - Space Archaeologist, heritage consultant, and Board member of the Space Industry Association of Australia and Space4women; Carley Scott- CEO of Equatorial Launch Australia, Board member of the Space Industry Association of Australia and CSIRO’s Advanced Manufacturing Academy; Dr Sarah Jane Pell – Simulation astronaut, Award winning artist, and Bioastronautics and HCI researcher; and Dr. Vienna Tran, Moderator of the event, space medicine researcher and writer with Space Australia. Together they discuss Australia's role in launch capability, the endless opportunities for VR in Space Technology, the cultural heritage value of the payload, and how people may have observed, experienced and transmuted the overview effect.

Sonic Horizons: The Moon Village Association (MVA) MVA Payload Project Webinar 29 Oct 2020 - YouTube 1:39:58. The Overview Effect. A Moon Village Association Virtual Reality Webinar event with Speakers Liza Koumi, Philippe van Nedervelde, Alice Gorman, Carley Scott, Sarah Jane Pell. Moderated by Vienna Vi Tran, Produced by E-spaces and Sonic Horizons with thanks Madeleine Bandurski Cheryn Lander, Helen Netherfield The event was posted on SIAA and Space Australia and recorded for youtube.

The Moon Village Association (MVA) is non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Vienna. Its goal is the creation of a permanent global informal forum for stakeholders like governments, industry, academia and the public interested in the development of the Moon Village. The MVA fosters cooperation for existing or planned global moon exploration programs, be they public or private initiatives. It comprises of more than 600 participants to MVA activities from more than 50 countries and 33 Institutional members around the globe, representing a diverse array of technical, scientific, cultural and interdisciplinary fields. MVA partners with non-space organizations to promote international discussions and formulation of plans to foster the implementation of the Moon Village and is creating networks to engage a global civil society.

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