Moon Landing 2.0, Tycho Crater

Illustration of the moon floating in space. One speech bubble reads, 'Greetings! I'm a xeno-pologist. I come in peace for all Earth Species-kind.' The other speech bubble responds, 'Are you here to kidnap more rocks?'

The frame of the moon zooms in to show a spaceship with the AAA swirl, a figure and its footprints, and a smattering of tall rocks. The figure says, 'No. We've changed we didn't know rocks were living entities back then.' One of the rocks responds, 'Well, that's a change for the better. Also... you're not so squishy anymore.'

The frame zoones in to show a conversation between a robot with 'HAL 2.0' embazoned across its chest. HAL 2.0 says with a smile, 'Oh, humans are still squishy. I'm their posthuman technographer. I work for the humans.' The rock responds, who is not smiling, responds, 'You're they're slave? I'm not sure humans are changing afterall.'

 

Bernard Perley© 2019

Bernard Perley is Maliseet from Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. He teaches courses in linguistic anthropology and Native American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He combines his art and architecture background with ethnography to promote Indigenous language revival and social justice issues. And, he loves drawing cartoons.

Cite as: Perley, Bernard. 2019. “Moon Landing 2.0, Tycho Crater.” Anthropology News website, July 11, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/AN.1206

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