Somewhere at the interstice of the game Homeworld, Babylon 5’s O’Neill cylinder, the Philae Lander, and 3D-printing in space (the latter two being actual recent events!) is this beautiful short film by Erik Wernquist. Featuring “words and voice” by Carl Sagan, Wanderers is an imagined future “of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.” In short, it’s captivating. And it excites me to imagine all the futuretech and maker ingenuity that will be needed to build this reality, from monorail systems to new space suits, from dirigibles to wing-gliders, and more.

Amidst today’s Cyber Monday madness, please take time out to watch this. I already have, twice.

Images from the Wanderers – Still Image Gallery on imgur.