Noosphere
 
2017 SkyCity Challenge 17
S0254   [ UKRAINE ]
Tetiana Korchebna / Ihor Zhuravel  
Our topic is the theory of the noosphere. Noosphere is a possible new higher phase of biosphere evolution, which formation is thoroughly concerned with the evolution of human society that has a strong influence on natural processes.   According to ukrainian scientist V.I. Vernadsky, «there is a great geological or, maybe, cosmic force in biosphere, the planetary influence of which isn’t usually taken into consideration when talking about cosmic conception… This force is the mind of human being, his or her rightly directed and organized will as a social creature».
 
We have reflected this theory in our project proposal. Description of the conception and the decisions is given in the table of levels.
 
Level
Topic
Description
Level 1
Microscopic organisms
Totally darkness, LED garlands and spheres, lava lamps. Two spirals, one for pedestrians, another for rollers and cyclers. The spirals don’t intersect. The lighting of spirals in on the level of legs. Pedestrians can observe cyclers and rollers from their spiral or from the above area. All setting imitates the cell structure. People can feel themselves diminished to microcosmic dimensions.
Level 2
Octopuses and jellyfishes
Installations of Ursula and kraken, octopus-shaped merry-go-round. Transparent figures looking like moon jellyfish. Sittings in the form of stones and starfish. Setting imitates being under the water.
Level 3
Mollusks with shell
Communication locations in the form of mollusk shells. Soap bubble machines in the form of corals. Setting imitates being under the water.  
Level 4
Crabs
Cancroids (crab) farm, installation of Sebastian the crab. Plywood figures of crabs like a reference to crab migration on Christmas Island. Installation of glass spheres. Soap bubble machines in the form of corals. Setting imitates being under the water.
Level 5
Fishes
Fish farm, tales of the whales, flippers of the sharks. Sittings in the form of rings on the water. Installation of Ariel the mermaid and the fish shoal. Setting imitates being under the water.
Level 6
Butterflies and spiders
The net for lying and walking. Wooden figures of spiders suggest the idea that that is not simply the net but the spider web.  
Level 7
Dinosaurs
Plywood figures of the dinosaurs. Brachiosaurus-shape slide. Sittings in the form of egg laying.
Level 8
Snakes
Spirals rising from the wooden floor give a reference to snake hoops. Ones can be used for sitting and lying. Also there is a trolley. Cause its ropes like stretched snakes. There is an installation in the form of giant anacondas on the ceiling.
Level 9
Birds
Tree with the swing on the branches. Installation in the form of birds flock. Wooden hills on the floor as a place for rest. Intimation to the paradise garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Level 10
Wild animals 
Forrest on the form of installation of the cubes with deers (the level below) and birds (the level above). Artificial waterfall. The lanterns in the form of clouds of the cotton wool.
Level 11
Cave people 
Communication locations look like caves. Installation in the form natural landscape with the river. The lanterns in the form of clouds of the cotton wool. Setting is the reference to the outset of humanity.
Level 12
Ancient people
Communication locations look like wigwams of Native Americans. Installation in the form natural landscape with the river. The lanterns in the form of clouds of the cotton wool. Setting is the reference to the fact that human evolution is still going on.
Level 13
Agriculture
True little rice fields as a great step forward in human evolution. Plywood installation with the silhouette of the girl and maple leaves that symbolize the beauty of the labor.
Level 14
Animal husbandry
Spiral for pedestrians. There are platforms with the animals – hens, goats, rabbits – inside the spiral. Its mini-farm. 3D-puzzles of horses, cats, dogs, swines, rabbits, hens, ships, donkeys. The floor is covered by natural lawn.
Level 15
Contemporaneity
Installation in the form of landscape with the river. Pots of flowers. Communication locations look like the cottages with sloped roof.
Level 16
High technologies and spirituality 
Installation in the form of landscape with the river. On one bank there is a wooden floor, on another one there is natural lawn. On the first bank communication places look like futuristic buildings and have the elevators. The figures of bionic human being. On the second bank there are grass and hammocks for aerial yoga.  Setting is the reference to the struggle between this ways of life – what of them will win? High technologies or spirituality? Who is the wan of the future? Or the fight is meaningless and the person of future will present him or herself the symbiosis of technologies and spirituality?
Level 17
Space
Totally darkness, LED garlands and spheres. Two spirals, one for pedestrians, another for rollers and cyclers. The spirals don’t intersect. The lighting of spirals in on the level of legs. Pedestrians can observe cyclers and rollers from their spiral or from the above area. All setting imitates the cell structure. People can feel themselves enlarged to the outer space dimensions. Setting means that large and small things are both endless in their nature. Large things include small ones and small things include large ones. All of us are the part of something greater and some large composite being at the same time. At the end of all we will return to cosmic source from which we arrived. Or we have already been there.
 
The setting of all levels is designed for active interaction with people and carries an educational function for children as a natural-dimensioned biological manual. Anyone can observe farms and vegetable gardens and take his active part in their support and eating the harvest. Main part of the installations is intended to be made of plywood and wood. Also there intended to be water installations – waterfall on level 10 and «rivers» on some other levels. So each level has its own theme and nature, every person can find the level for his or her spirits and taste.
 
Topic «Lifestyle»
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