Humans, Robots, Space, and the Future of Connectedness, hosted at the California Institute of Technology
What is the future of the human connection to each other, to machinery, to the universe? Psychologists use the level of one's “connectedness” as a shorthand measure of mental health. The pandemic has shown us that personal connectedness can decrease in some areas and expand in others. Human and robotic space exploration presents us with a potential future where people, places, and things connect in newly imagined ways.
- How can we enable relationships across billions of miles?
- How can we enable companionship during isolation?
- How can we enable scientists to more deeply connect with their research?
- How can we allow the public to connect with NASA discoveries?
- How can we make science richer?
This project brings artists and scientists together to explore the sensory interpretation of NASA science data. This project aims to provide greater access to planets, moons, and stars by providing greater (sensory and experiential) access to the data. Imagine if we could make the data felt, or heard. What if we could feel a Marsquake? Or feel the ocean temperatures on TRAPPIST-1d?
Refik Anodol - Art, Data, Machine Learning
Saskia Wilson Brown - Olfaction
Danielle Krettek Cobb - Empathy
Amy Crawford - Music and Emotion
Josh Goldblum - Experience Design, Storytelling
Bjarke Ingels - Architect, BIG
Glenn Kaino - Artist and Magician
Prathima Muniyappa - Indiginous Perspectives
Shane Myrbeck - Sound and Meaning
Seth Shostak - Senior Astronomer SETI
Nathan Smith - Trust & Security
Marco Tempest - Technology & Magic
NIck Tidball - Robotic Companions for Explorers
Anjali Tripathi - Science and Policy
Liam Young - Speculative Architecture, Storytelling
Victoria Vesna - Data and Art
Reggie Watts - Comedian, Musician