Workshop Thu 5/31: Design a Sport for Zero Gravity !

As Space Tourism grows, business will look for more ways to entertain space leisure-travelers. Humans in space will also look for ways to stay active through a diverse range of sports, much like we have on earth today.

Earth’s sports are designed for Earth’s atmosphere and gravity. For example, some sports are played indoors and some outdoors, we have a wide range of uniforms that facilitate play, and all of earth’s games are centered around the force of gravity. When sports develop in space, will we modify existing games, or will entirely new games emerge that center on the atmosphere and environmental constraints of the outer space atmosphere?

Join NewSpace Chicago for an evening workshop, where you will have the opportunity to work in teams developing the sports of our future in space.

What to expect:

Participants will be grouped into teams of 3-4 (you may come as a group, or join a group on site)

Teams will work together to develop a concept for a competitive sport that would be played in zero gravity.

Teams will have two hours to come up with a new game in as much detail as possible, including:

  • Name
  • Rules
  • Team structures
  • Arena/stadium layout
  • Uniform design, etc.

You will have an opportunity to present your game to the group at the end of the workshop

Goal of the workshop:

Push our imaginations to explore the possible day to day of our future lives in space.

Build teamwork and creative skills.

Have fun!

This is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at mHUB Chicago.

  • Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Venue: mHUB Chicago Classroom
  • Location: 965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL (Get Directions)
  • Free parking available in the mHUB parking lot after 5:30pm.
  • Due to the unique format and smaller group size, there is a modest $15/person Registration fee.

Space is limited – sign up today!

Resources:

Below are a few articles to help you get started thinking about sports – in space!

 

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