- Space Enabled
Lizbeth B. De La Torre is a research assistant and MS candidate in the Media Lab's Space Enabled group.
With an BFA in Illustration-Entertainment Art designing vehicles, props and environments for feature film animation from ArtCenter College of Design, she uses design thinking methods and techniques to imagine the future of technology in space. Liz comes to the Media Lab from The Studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she worked on creative projects and tech demos for various space missions and mission formulation for future missions. Apart from Illustrating two posters included in the NASA Visions of the Future series (Europa, Ceres) she also co-lead research in astronaut devices and wearables for situational awareness and robotic interaction on Mars. Her current research examines the intersection of creativity and aerospace, and how creative techniques are of benefit to space technology innovation.
Lizbeth is also a consultant with The Science and Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging story lines in both film and TV programming.