Themes in Lunatics – #2 “Pioneering with Press Coverage”

We’re continuing to introduce some of the themes we’re working into the series. Here’s number two:


Theme #2

Pioneering with Press Coverage

Science fiction writers had imagined the first landing on the Moon. Some even
imagined it nearly the way it actually happened. But no one predicted
that it would be on live television. Communication technology means we
are much more observed and much more public than ever before. The
frontier, by its very remoteness, has historically meant isolation —
explorers and pioneers had to function on their own, and they were not
accountable to an audience. It may take three days to get a person to
the Moon, but it takes only about a second and a half for light to get
there. Our space pioneers will remain immersed in our media culture. How
will that affect them?