In this post we would like to share with you some of what you can anticipate seeing from The Venus Project for the upcoming year and beyond with a preview of various new plans and products.
New T-Shirts & More
Many have asked about providing more options for merchandise that represent The Venus Project’s name and ideas. In response to these requests, we have improved the merchandise we offer and now feature it on Teespring. Below are two new designs.
Visit Teespring and use discount code: 15OFF2020
Because Teespring is partnered with Youtube, you will see these items below our Youtube videos.
We will continue to offer new designs as time goes on. Graphic designers are welcome to contact us with ideas.
Although The Venus Project is not primarily in the business of producing brand merchandise, your purchases help expose the name and support the more meaningful projects we work on.
Other Outcomes we will be Pursuing Over this Next Year
A couple months ago, we were approached by a supporter who gathered many quotes of Jacque Fresco from online sources. Since then, we have further developed this idea, and with the help of the Linguistic Team International’s quote repository, we will be self-publishing a small book of over 200 quotes by Jacque Fresco. You can look forward to this being available very soon.
We look forward to improving our website content and layout, as well as improvement to our volunteer education.
We will also start offering 3D printed replicas of Jacque Fresco’s original handcrafted models of architectural and transportation designs. These will be printed in sandstone through Shapeways.
Preserving The Venus Project’s Foundations
Jacque Fresco contributed much to our understanding of current problems and potential solutions. Today, The Venus Project remains founded on his body of work. As part of managing our evolution as an organization, we will be creating a website in his name. This will give the best presentation of his life and work by providing it in a single package and as a coherent system. As part of this website, we will include a timeline of his life and a subscription to his audio and video lectures.
We seek to preserve the ideas at the foundation of The Venus Project. To do this, we will make explicit all information in Fresco’s lectures through publications. In December 2019, we closed a successful fundraiser dedicated to processing information both at our foundations and for our evolution. As promised, we have begun funding transcription of Fresco’s lectures which will continue through 2020. We welcome volunteers to proofread the text in preparation for publication. Simultaneously, we will analyze the content of transcripts through a qualitative research software called MAXQDA Pro to account for and correlate the information across lectures.
Beyond 2020, the Following Outcomes are Estimated:
- A podcast that features the top experts in many disciplines that correlate with The Venus Project’s vision.
- Upon completion of the transcription project, we envision publishing the content in a series of volumes. These first include, a single Compendium that assembles the highlight excerpts from transcripts. Next, a series of Selected Works will group the particular transcripts by theme. Finally, a Collected Works will include all lectures in chronological order. It will also include volumes dedicated to Fresco’s sketches and models.
- As mentioned in our previous fundraiser, we will be conducting literature reviews for key questions, starting with inviting criticism through critical reviews. Subsequent literature reviews will follow. Our long term interest is to contribute to or establish a transdisciplinary research program dedicated to a science of Earth management, taking as the focal point, the design and construction of new cities.
- Additional ideas for future promotion of TVP concepts include creating a VR simulator of future environments such as a new center or city.
- Plans for a transmedia IP and a new center continue.