The seasteading movement has always been one of Silicon Valley's more intriguing pockets. Born at Burning Man, funded in its early days by PayPal billionaire Peter Thiel, stacked with tech workers, and dedicated to its mission of building utopian civilizations on giant floating platforms in the middle of the ocean, the quixotic, libertarian-leaning group has been chugging along for seven years, inspiring magazine profiles and holding conferences while its floating-cities project inches closer to reality.
Now, seasteading is becoming reality…TV. The Institute sent the following e-mail to its mailing list today:
Subject: Casting Call: TV Series Seeks Seasteaders
Your dream to leave land behind and experience a new life at sea is now a possibility.
The Seasteading Institute is consulting with a new unscripted television series for a major cable network. The show is seeking a variety of experts and survivalists ready to create a new community on the ocean while building, engineering, and rehabbing residential quarters. If you have what it takes to survive challenging weather and sea conditions, if you have a yearning desire to experiment with ocean-based technologies, if you can bring a skill set that will add to the sea-villages development, then this is an opportunity for you.
If interested, email [redacted] and please CC: [redacted] by March 1, 2015 with:
- Your name and age
- A brief bio about your interest in seasteading and why you'd like to participate in the program
- The skills you could bring to this new society (survival, engineering, scientific, homesteading, environmental, etc.)
- A clear photograph
- Any video links or youtube channels you may have
Break a sea-leg,
The Seasteading Institute
If being in "Silicon Valley: Maritime Edition" sounds like fun, and if "challenging weather and sea conditions" don't scare you off, you can get in touch with the Seasteading Institute here.