The Martian — ARES: live | Ares 3: Chem Cam

Information elements and project structure

Interplanetary experiments (8 October 2015) — Wounded in a severe storm and then managing to survive, Watney regularly records himself inside the housing unit (HAB) on Mars while continuing the scientific experiments initially scheduled for the 31 days of the Ares III mission.

1. Introduction

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2. Analysis

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Visualization and synthesis of Ares: live promotional materials in order of publication (June-October 2015) and in narrative order (2034–2035/2036)
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Ares 3: Chem Cam: synthesis of visual development — 1) Watney reassures commander Lewis while preparing an experiment, continuing on with the days of research still to be completed; 2) Mark tells Beck that he is trying to continue the heterotrophic analysis experiments, despite his theoretical shortcomings; 3) Mark provokes Johanssen by touching the special camera with the sampling sensors, usually kept sterile; 4) Mark reassures Vogel about the soil samples collected, now cataloged with the German system “Das Core Samples”; 5) Watney ironically emphasizes the futility of Martinez in the mission; 6) Mark says goodbye to his colleagues and invites them to consider creating the self-referential “Mark Watney Syllabus” to teach the activities performed. Note: the reading order is lateral, starting from the top left. The number of frames shown does not represent the exact visual development of the video.
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Life on Mars (1 October 2015) — The official collaboration with GoPro also includes the GoPro promotional video: The Martian — Life on Mars (1:02) where Watney recovers during daily activities on Mars, revealing the growth period of the small potato cultivation that willtemporarily guarantee him worry-free survival while waiting to be rescued. Note: the shootings are shown without additional graphic interfaces (seen instead in Farewell and Ares 3: Chem Cam) and without color correction. Some excerpts are then found in The Martian. See https://goo.gl/NLCRej https://goo.gl/Ht4b8P

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