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The $1000 Seastead Design Contest
show user profile  fimp
Hello maxers,

We at the The Seasteading Institute (TSI) have just kicked off a $1,000 3-D modeling contest. It is a chance for you to design something quite unusual. An excerpt from the contest description:

"The Seasteading Institute (TSI) is looking for creative and talented designers to construct a seastead using 3-D modeling software. A seastead is a floating platform that allows people to permanently settle the ocean as they do land. Professional naval engineers have already designed a bare platform. What you build on the platform is up to you. It may be a hospital, a casino, a residential community, a cricket stadium, or something entirely different. Be creative!

Winning designs will be rewarded with cash prizes up to $1000, be featured on the TSI website, in our press materials (we’ve already been featured in Wired and on Slashdot), and on our merchandise."

The deadline is May 1st, 2009.

For a detailed list of prizes and official rules, please see:

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2/10/2009 3:40:47 PM (last edit: 2/10/2009 3:40:47 PM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
you better be REAL active on this forum, or trash like this will get deleted and your account will be banned, not that you can't just create a new one....
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2/10/2009 4:29:34 PM (last edit: 2/10/2009 4:29:34 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
Modeling a detailed architectural concept in return for a slight chance of getting paid for it doesn't sound like a great deal to me. Why don't you guys, you know, hire somebody?

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2/10/2009 4:43:12 PM (last edit: 2/10/2009 4:43:32 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
recommend offering some kind of template to work off- be it 2d or 3d at least so participants can get the proportions right

Website and Portfolio

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2/10/2009 4:45:59 PM (last edit: 2/10/2009 4:45:59 PM)
show user profile  Philbert
They offer base template files. try reading the webpage.

 Everybody`s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

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2/10/2009 5:30:57 PM (last edit: 2/10/2009 5:30:57 PM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
where's bolts when you need him? probably earning a 40 year old sports car by making an add for a brand new sedan that's trying to immitate a sports car....
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2/10/2009 7:25:26 PM (last edit: 2/10/2009 7:25:26 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
so they do

Website and Portfolio

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2/10/2009 7:40:52 PM (last edit: 2/10/2009 7:40:52 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
well, idk... it's a 1k bucks but they require you to send in the scene...

kinda fishy to me.

-Marko Mandaric

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2/10/2009 7:55:46 PM (last edit: 2/10/2009 7:55:46 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
Do they accept 3D website entries ?
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2/11/2009 3:00:56 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 3:00:56 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
too many jokes to make...

too many.


-Marko Mandaric

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2/11/2009 3:01:34 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 3:01:52 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Yeah, I know.

No, continue, it's amusing.
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2/11/2009 3:02:10 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 3:02:31 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
at least your aware...

-Marko Mandaric

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2/11/2009 3:02:41 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 3:02:41 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
If this ever comes together, I'll be even more surprised than you.

Here's my entry. Sorry no max files.

Aside from the obvious difficulties of waves and all that, the problem with living out at sea is there's no-one to protect you from pirates, etc.

So you need your own firepower to protect yourself.

... and a runway for planes to land.

This is pretty much the ideal solution. Anything else goes inside.

Job done.

Next ?
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2/11/2009 3:05:08 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 3:09:47 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon

-Marko Mandaric

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2/11/2009 3:10:36 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 3:10:36 AM)
show user profile  Dave
"Modeling a detailed architectural concept in return for a slight chance of getting paid for it doesn't sound like a great deal to me. Why don't you guys, you know, hire somebody?"

Why get one model worth $1000 of an artists time when they could get hundreds!?

Still though, you have to admit it's better than the ole "Money? no... but You'll be able to put it on your CV and we'll put you in the credits" bullshit.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/11/2009 4:56:02 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 4:56:02 AM)
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