A learning environment orientated towards dwelling as cohabitation might start to resemble a botanic garden, biosphere, or other terraformation
of the landscape as an experimental architecture that generates new social and ecological assemblages.
Saving samples of Martian life for later study is a prudent precondition before embarking on terraformation
Falling into Theory: Simulation, Terraformation
, and Eco-Economics in the Mars Trilogy.
Before settlement and terraformation
, it was nothing: pure space, a setting devoid of meaning.
and Ecosystem Manipulation
Ultimately, so transformed are these new modes of production that Robinson's colonists coin an entirely new expression for their work: no longer terraformation
, but "areoformation" (from the Greek name for Mars, Ares), a democratic, self-managed, open-ended and ecologically reciprocal process, "a human-Mars interface that does justice to both" (89).
Vitalization will also be achieved through terraformation, the creation of organic environments on Mars and other barren spheres.
For example, the proposed terraformation of Mars--the creation of an earthlike environment on the Red Planet--encompasses more than a planetary facelift.
By making terraformation
the focus of his fiction, Robinson
Extension of earthlike conditions to other planets through terraformation
16) They not only terraform but are also terraformations
Interenvironmental contradictions are created, defined, and enforced by divergent material terraformations
that environize human economic exchang e and technical action.