ODD

ODD was founded in 2014 in Bucharest, grounded in the Romanian imaginary and looking to act upon the world. A space for theoretical discussion and social gatherings of all kinds, it welcomes artists, writers, researchers, philosophers, scientists who initiate discussions, workshops, reading groups, or become engaged with one of the long-term series: ODD THEORY, ODD NIGHTS, or QUIET ODD. Its founder, Cristina Bogdan, is a researcher who writes for various publications and has edited books on art, theory, and design.At present she is developing, together with Mriganka Madhukaillya, the research and design studio Forest Cybernetics, in Assam, India.

SCORE #3: Imagine seeing Earth again after a very long time.

You and a large group of people were sent by Earth to terraform a lifeless purple planet in another galaxy. You arrived on the new planet and received a newly invented ‘immortality’ treatment, which regenerate your cells and ensured that you would live, if not forever, then at least 1,000 years. The new planet bore no resemblance to Earth in either landscape or climate. You set about terraforming it. 200 years after you first arrived on the purple planet, you are requested to return to Earth on a diplomatic mission. Space travel is now faster so you reach the blue planet in under 30 years, 29 and a half of which you spend in hibernation. It is now a few days to landing and you are awake, observing Earth from your spaceship. You get closer and closer,…