Monday, October 13, 2008

Artists and Astronomers 'Observe' the Universe Together: A holy harmony

From the "Spitzer Space Telescope" News Room

Our current view of the universe, to quote Albert Einstein, is "not weirder than we do imagine, but weirder than we can imagine." That said, we have no choice but to observe the universe through human eyes and brains. How can we even start to make sense of it?

One answer might be to call in the artists. For thousands of years, people have used art to explore ideas that humble, confuse or even frighten us. A new exhibition opening in Pasadena continues this tradition, bringing artists and astronomers together to create original pieces of art.

Called "Observe," the exhibition is the culmination of a yearlong collaboration between two Pasadena institutions -- the Art Center College of Design and NASA's Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology. Beginning Oct. 10, visitors to the Art Center's Williamson Gallery will be challenged to stretch their imaginations as infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are visualized through the minds of five contemporary Southern California artists.


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2 Earthling’s comments:

Renegade Eye said...

Very exciting idea. Good post.

You are a very self actualized person. That is apparent from this blog.

I have trouble leaving comments here, with my slow home computer.

Regards.

noni said...

@Renegade Eye

thx..

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