When it comes to exploring space, why should scientists and engineers have all the fun? How can we use creative and artistic experiments to better understand our place in the universe? What can the humanities and the arts contribute to our expanding knowledge about space and the cosmos?
Juan José Diaz Infante is a photographer, curator, and the director of the Mexican Space Collective, a group of artists who are launching a nanosatellite into space and using it as a platform for artistic and aesthetic experiments stretching from our world out into the great beyond. At this event, Juan will give a presentation about the Mexican Space Collective, its nanosatellite Ulises-I, and how space exploration can provide hope and inspiration to the Mexican people amid the chaos caused by the drug wars. To learn more about the Mexican Space Collective and Ulises-I, visit their website.
Following the presentation, Juan will discuss creative and artistic approaches to space with Ariel Anbar, a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Director of ASU’s NASA-funded Astrobiology Program. Dr. Anbar’s research focuses on the evolution of the Earth’s climate and environment, and how that knowledge informs our search for other habitable, Earth-like planets. The conversation will be moderated by Ed Finn, Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination. Light refreshments will be served.
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