Speculative Vision

SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Santa Fe, NM

Holographic drawings… A camera with a lens made from ice…  A photograph developed by extremophile bacteria… Artist and inventor Tristan Duke will share some of his unique projects, the thinking behind them, and the radical new perspectives they offer.  Exploring themes of deep time, technology, and representation, Duke proposes speculative vision as a lens for […]

Jorge Almazan: Emergent Tokyo – Speculations on the Spontaneous Space City

SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Santa Fe, NM

Discussions about cities in space revolve around visions of massive megastructures and artificial habitats that master hostile environments to shelter human life. But can these highly machinic settlements truly accommodate earthlings’ emotional, messy, and unpredictable lives? Can a city in space combine a highly productive engineered environment with the human need for communal life, creativity, intimacy, and […]

Why we search for life on Mars: A view from the Curiosity and Perseverance rovers

SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Santa Fe, NM

Mars has long captured our imaginations as a potential home for past, present, and future life. Current tools now allow for these questions to be addressed scientifically. Notably, there are two NASA-led rovers, dubbed Curiosity and Perseverance, currently exploring the surface of Mars. While Perseverance is a relative newcomer to the planet, Curiosity has been […]

Carolyn Porco Keynote: Cassini to Saturn:  The Journey, the Legacy, the Future

SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Santa Fe, NM

Thirty-two years ago, the United States and Europe joined together to undertake a mission to the outer solar system.  It was named Cassini and called for a 7-year trek across the solar system and entry into orbit around the planet Saturn in the summer of 2004, followed by a 13-year long, in-depth, comprehensive look at […]