SITE Santa Fe's grand re-opening exhibition, Future Shock examines our dynamic and decisive moment in global history and looks to the challenges and possibilities of the future. Future Shock is a large-scale exhibition of works by international artists that articulates the profound impact of the acceleration of technological, social, and structural change upon contemporary life. Future […]
Cosmos celebrates of humanity’s fascination with the vast expanse beyond Earth’s boundaries. In this group exhibition, six diverse photographers focus on heavenly bodies as a means to convey sublime notions of time, scale, and splendor. Cosmos reminds us how tiny, quick, and precious life is while engaging a fundamental curiosity. Collectively, these works create a […]
IRIS merges rhythmic sound, pulsating light, and vibrational resonance, induces bodily experience beyond the boundaries of the intellectual mind. Engineered by top-tier scientists, creatives, and programmers, the IRIS sensorium hovers at an electric intersection of neuroscience, art, and entertainment. “Three parts neurobiology and one part magic,” says creator Stephen Auger, “each IRIS encounter generates a custom […]
Come peruse the InterPlanetary Cosmodity Market for all manner of out-of-this-world wares. Located along the Ramada Walk adjacent to our Food Truck Court, the Cosmodity Market is the perfect opportunity to pick up a trinket (or three)! This year's Cosmodity Market features vendors including: Cheryl Art Casden - Original artworks and wears by Cheryl Casden […]
Meet Luna City is an immersive experience that brings its audience face to face with people who live on the Moon in the year 2175. Through this dialogue, the audience explores a rich reality of humans in space and the challenges of forming habitat and society beyond the Earth. In the framing fiction of Meet […]
Check out the Food Truck Lot for tasty treats all throughout this year's InterPlanetary Festival! Participants include: Bang Bite Filling Station Freezie Fresh – Everyone loves ice cream, but there are more ways to enjoy this sweet treat besides the traditional scoop and cone. Thai rolled ice cream — named after the distinctive rolled shape of the […]
Biophysicist Shawn Douglas and designer Chaim Gingold discuss their inspirations and strategies for building computational tools that introduce new ways to play and think. Recently, they have been collaborating on Gelbox, a simulation and visualization tool for teaching Gel Electrophoresis—a notoriously hard to learn yet foundational tool in biology. This project grew directly out Shawn’s […]
What’s the minimal requirement for a self-sustaining ecosystem? Ecosystems crash all the time, closed ones included, what does a fully closed, man-made, functional ecosystem look like? What processes lead to living planets? What’s required for stable ecosystems and long-term stability? Are we capable of building an autonomous ecosystem? Are there general signs of the impact […]
What is the best operating system to run a planet? Who governs? Who owns? Who rewards and punishes? How can we evolve law and regulation to reflect the larger systems within which we live? What can the regulation of terrestrial ecosystems teach us about our opportunities and limitations as a species in stewarding each other […]
"My WISC project is a book called Engineered for Greatness, about Raye J. Montague, a "hidden figure" of the Navy. Montague is unique in her achievements in a male dominated field. When she graduated high school in the 1950’s, minorities were not allowed to study engineering at the University of Arkansas. After graduation from college […]
What is the nature of time? Is time real? Is time an invention? Can we control time? Is the universe aging? Will it die? Could we live forever organically? In simulation? How could/will the Singularity affect human time? Is consciousness infinite? What’s the half-life of a civilization? What’s the half life of planet? How can […]
How do we get there? How do we get there without using the earth as our fuel? What is the ideal fuel source? Will InterPlanetary travel require fundamentally new motion and energy technologies? Is nuclear tech a realistic solution? Why? Should space crafts be autonomous vehicles? Will space cities be planetary establishments or will we […]
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! In this sci-fi classic, a spacecraft travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a group of scientists sent there decades earlier. When Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew arrive, they discover only two people: Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis), […]
At the Royal Society in London on July 20, 2015, Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking and Lord Martin Rees announced a set of initiatives — a scientific programme aimed at finding evidence of technological life beyond Earth entitled ‘Breakthrough Listen. In addition, atop the One World Trade Center in New York on April 20, 2016, Breakthrough […]
After the Motion and Energy technology panel, join Neal Stephenson for further conversation and for a signing of his most recent novels "The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O." and (the very InterPlanetary) "Seveneves".
In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. […]
The Sticky is a live funk collective from Santa Fe New Mexico consisting of creative artists at the top of their craft. Their mission is to use the essential tools of layered harmonies, killer horns, heavy grooves, and subsonic motion to assist all in ascending from the hips. 40 years of Revolutionary Funk & Soul anthems as well as […]
LIVE and ABSOLUTELY FREE. Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city's eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli's success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to […]
Sustained space occupation will necessarily involve putting people under prolonged stresses that will challenge physical and mental resilience. There are a vast array of tools available today to alter and improve our cognitive and metabolic well-being, efficiency, and physical performance.Sound, vibration, and light offer a dynamic method to entrain cortical brainwaves of working teams to the timing […]
When considering the origins (and possibilities) of life in space, there are many complex and interweaving questions to find the answers for. How likely is it that we will find life in space? How to we even calculate that likelihood? Where do we look, and what are the best methods to use in our search? […]
What is intelligence? If we as humans consider ourselves to be the pinnacle of intelligence, at least in terms of tangible accomplishments as a species, do we expect to find this same level and occurence of intelligence mirrored in any extraterrestrial life we come across? Do we expect that intelligent life to be organic, or […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj8jD2uBkmw Schwimmer also recently completed 2 commissions from The Metropolitan Museum while Polygraph Lounge has received and performed 2 commissions from Carnegie Hall for full length concerts. Among the long list of artists Schwimmer has worked with are Simon and Garfunkel,Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, The Orchestra […]
Presented by Rutgers University's Haym Benaroya What might a habitat on the Moon look like? Even though we are a couple of decades from a permanent settlement on the Moon, we have been considering and studying what the habitats might look like since before the Apollo era. Initially, they will be pressurized cylinders, like the […]
As Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) monitor trainees at Starfleet Academy, another vessel from the United Federation of Planets is about to try out the planet-creating Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted portion of space. In the process, two of Kirk's officers are captured by Khan (Ricardo Montalban), an […]
All life on earth is social life, what are its limits? Are our social institutional systems the best there are? Could you have one planet that was one nation? How can we optimize equality, efficiency as a function of system architecture and size? Are terrestrial institutions the best that the universe has to offer? Do […]
The presentation “The Future of Human Exploration on Mars” will outline the current strategies and mission architecture for future human exploration of Mars using two NASA-recognized exploration zones: Mesopotamia and Protonilus Mensae (Gallegos and Newsom, 2015).
Join Cory Doctorow after the Social and Economic Engineering panel for a signing of his most recent books, "Walkaway" and "Information Doesn't Want to be Free".
Is art the best means to communicate with others? Is art the most effective means of communication in general? Visually? Musically? Linguistically? Should we send an artist into space? Should we bring art with us at the risk of precious and expensive payload? Should they have brought a poet? Was Jodie Foster right? Do other […]
Do we have the intelligence, socially and technologically to save the earth? Is it too late? Do climate scientists have to become climate engineers? Do we have to radically change the way we live and consume to allow for continued life on earth, or will technology save us? Is talking about interplanetary travel irresponsible? Is […]
Seasteading provides solutions to challenging global problems in the realms of governance, economics, sustainability, engineering, and society. The Seasteads we develop will create much needed competition in governance, use blockchain technology for more transparent interactions, and bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of investment into their local regions. Seasteading is one of the […]
Join Annalee Newitz for a signing of her novel "Autonomous", as well as her non-fiction work "Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction".
"Beautiful, mystical and poetic." - New York Times "Downtown cool from Lou Reed to Deborah Harry to The Strokes all in one!" - Wall Street Journal JiHAE 's latest LP 'Illusion of You' features her co-write with the legendary Leonard Cohen and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) on song, 'It Just Feels'. During her burgeoning artistic career, […]
I have reset the sensors to scan for frequencies outside the usual range. By emitting harmonic vibrations to shatter the lattices. We will monitor and adjust the frequency of the resonators. He has this ability of instantly interpreting and extrapolating any verbal communication he hears. It may be due to the envelope over the structure, […]
In this sequel set eleven years after "The Terminator," young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000 (Robert Patrick), a Terminator sent from the future to kill him. Another Terminator, the revamped T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), has been sent back to protect […]
Presented by SFI and Meow Wolf. Absolutely Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Kpm1l0HfkV0 Max Cooper has carved out a unique position for himself as an artist interested in creating multi-sensory experiences across emotional dance floor experimentation, fine art sound design and visual artefacts created to understand and process the insights of science through works of art.
With InterPlanetary Festival Director Caitlin McShea and Santa Fe Institute President David Krakauer.
The Santa Fe Institute, along with AMP Concerts and the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation kick off the second annual InterPlanetary Festival with a Free, outdoor public screening of 1968's Planet of the Apes, introduced by Jonathan Rinzler, New York Times best-selling author of the critically acclaimed Making of the Planet of the Apes. Synopsis: […]
First Panel Discussion of the 2019 InterPlanetary Festival. How do we prepare – physically and psychologically – for impossible, exhilarating, and terrifying feats? What goes through the mind before a solo trek across the South Pole, a free climb up a seemingly insurmountable mountain, a manned mission to Mars?
Screening of A Trip to the Moon (originally Le Voyage dans la Lune), a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. It features an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers, led by Méliès himself in the main role of Professor Barbenfouillis, and is filmed in the overtly theatrical style for which Méliès became famous. The film was […]
The Planetary Society will be recording an episode of Planetary Radio live from the Interplanetary Festival. Join them at 1:00 pm in the Expo tent, as they interview Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who collectively write as James SA Corey, about their work on the book series behind the popular The Expanse television series.
Musical performance by Santa Fean "Tone Ranger" (AKA Alex Simon), dance music that embodies the magnetic and supernatural beauty of the American Southwest. Blending deep house rhythms with ethereal instrumentation (lap steel, harmonica, whistling, voice), he has earned a reputation as one of the region's most original and sought-after live electronic acts. Co-presented by AMP […]
As people continue to flock to cities, new developments in urban design, architecture, and technology are transforming how we live, work, commute, eat, and learn in urban environments. The rapid rise of the Digital Age has all but reinvented our day-to-day urban lives, as breakthroughs in science and technology muddy the waters between the physical […]
Zero-gravity environments. Alien intelligence. Sustainable algae-based food. The next universe is the ocean. In fact settling the oceans is the best way to save this planet, and the best way to save us from ourselves. The sustainability department at NASA Ames watched The Eight Great Moral Imperatives of Seasteading video series and invited Joe Quirk […]
The origin of life on Earth remains a hotly contested question among scientists. Maybe life began in the depths of the ocean, or with an electric spark, or in a small pond that repeatedly dried. Perhaps the answer to this question will be found through our understanding of the role that RNA played in the […]
Kiki Sanford and the crew from This Week in Science Podcast will be recording an episode of their seminal and scientific podcast live from the InterPlanetary Festival on June 15th. Join them at 4:15 as they update InterPlanetary Fest goers on the most interesting science advancements and announcements from that week, and interview Santa Fe […]
In the early days of the space race, Los Alamos National Laboratory played a critical role in developing sensors for satellites to detect nuclear explosions in space—but it also paid huge scientific dividends. Those sensors ultimately led to important astronomical discoveries, including the discovery of gamma-ray bursts and insights into solar storms and their impacts […]
Nova Spivack, Co-founder of the Arch Mission Foundation (www.archmission.org) will tell the story of the Lunar Library - an ultra-long term backup of planet Earth that was crash-landed on the Moon in 2019. He will show how it was made, what it contains, how it got to the Moon, and where it is now -- […]
InterPlanetary Partner Event: NMPAS Presents "Music of Spheres" at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. This very special program takes place on the same weekend as the Santa Fe Institute’s “Interplanetary Festival” and is an exciting event that incorporates several art forms and astrophysics. Patricia Henning, a UNM astrophysicist and member of the New Mexico Bach Chorale, explores […]
Musical performance by Denver-based percussion-centered electronic performance group "Itchy-O". Itchy-O creates transcendent musical experiences by blending many cultural iconographies in an effort to provide a distinctive offering that dissolves familiarities, awakens possibilities, and employs the true nature and power of hive-minded ceremony. With a performance troupe of over 50+ musicians, dancers, puppeteers, and special effects […]
Keep the party going after Itchy-O's set ends by joining SFI at El Museo Cultural for the Official InterPlanetary Afterparty, hosted by CURRENTS New Media 2019. Admission is FREE from 10:00 pm - 12:00 pm, so head over to experience the 10th anniversary CURRENTS New Media Festival Installation, enjoy a live musical performance by local DJ […]
As part of the InterPlanetary Festival, the Innovations & Ideas Expo features interactive and experiential booths with participants from academia, to AR/VR, to biotechnology. June 15th & 16th from 12-6PM, in the Expo Tent! Participating Booths InterPlanetary Podcast Stage - Some of the best science-oriented Podcasts will be recording episodes live from the Expo Podcast […]
The Area 21 Beer Garden is a new addition to the InterPlanetary Festival, and will be your one-stop-shop for an array of different beers, wines, and ciders. As the name suggests, the Beer Garden is 21+ and requires a valid I.D. to enter – so don’t forget your wallet at home! Vendors within the Garden are: Second […]
Screening of Powers of Ten (1977), a scientific short film depicting the scale of the Universe (by factors of ten). Written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames. In 1998, Powers of Ten was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
“All these things that may seem big and impossible … We can do this. Peace on Earth — No problem. It gives people that type of energy … that type of power, and I have experienced that.” - Anousheh Ansari, one of the earliest space tourists in history. Seeing the earth from space is one of the most […]
Come to the SFI Press Booth for New Mexican author Rebecca Roanhorse's book signing, following her participation in the World Building panel on the Main Stage.
Electric, autonomous mobility provides an opportunity to rethink the sound of cities. Join Jake Harper, the Senior Sound Director at Zoox, to learn about the future of auditory urban design and find out why a group of sound artists and composers have teamed up with Zoox to solve the challenge of noisy streets. Zoox is […]
Orangutans, octopuses, and ravens might appear to have little in common, but they are among the most intelligent species on Earth, capable of recognizing faces and using tools. For animals of lesser individual intelligence, they often make better decisions by using the collective wisdom of the entire group. Flocks of birds rely on group intel […]
Come to the SFI Press Booth to meet J.W. Rinzler and pick up one of a limited number of copies of The Making of Planet of the Apes, as well as see an advanced copy of his upcoming title, The Making of Alien.
In the wake of Google's AI Go victory, filmmaker Oscar Sharp turned to his technologist collaborator Ross Goodwin to build a machine that could write screenplays. They created "Jetson" and fueled him with hundreds of sci-fi TV and movie scripts. Building a team including Thomas Middleditch, star of HBO's Silicon Valley, they gave themselves 48 […]
Come to the SFI Press Booth to pick up a signed copy of Nicholas de Monchaux's Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo prior to his presentation entitled "The Making of the Moon Suit" introducing a free screening of the 2019 documentary Apollo 11.
Second Stage Presentation.
Free screening of Apollo 11, a 2019 American documentary film edited, produced, and directed by Todd Douglas Miller. It focuses on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first spaceflight to land humans on the Moon. The film consists solely of archival footage, including 70 mm film that was previously unreleased to the public, and does not feature narration or interviews. This screening […]
The uniquely cataclysmic outcomes that climate change, food shortages, and once-in-a-lifetime weather events will have on Black people is a question that recent history has already begun to answer. Hurricanes Maria and Katrina, the 2010 Haitian earthquake, among other crises have made it clear that Black people and people of color will shoulder the burden […]
Humans still struggle to engineer complex systems. Our position is that the engineering premise is fatally flawed when it comes to complexity and that we need a new paradigm. This week explores the ideas needed to inform this paradigm shift. Existing biological interventions offer some clues regarding necessary elements for such a framework. Like neuroprosthetics and […]
Screening of Colossus: The Forbin Project (a.k.a. The Forbin Project), specially introduced by Santa Fe Institute President David Krakauer. The Forbin Project is a 1970 American science fiction thriller film about an advanced American defense system, named Colossus, becoming sentient. After being handed full control, Colossus' draconian logic expands on its original nuclear defense directives to assume total control of the world and […]
As part of Emergent Engineering Week, we converse with Joerael Numina about his "Mobilize Walls" project, which seeks to out-scale and out-(sm)art Trump's proposed Mexican/American border wall. He'll also discuss his piece "Voyager," commissioned by the Santa Fe Institute for IP2020, and the various complex themes throughout the image.
The origin of life on Earth remains a hotly contested question among scientists. Maybe life began in the depths of the ocean, or with an electric spark, or in a small pond that repeatedly dried. Perhaps the answer to this question will be found through our understanding of the role that RNA played in the […]
Specially introduced screening of Ikarie XB-1 (released in the United States as Voyage to the End of the Universe), a 1963 Czechoslovak science fiction film directed by Jindřich Polák. It is based loosely on the novel The Magellanic Cloud, by Stanisław Lem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msm5BdK35us
Started in 2016, 72 Hours of Science is an SFI tradition that challenges postdoctoral researchers to produce an interdisciplinary publication in three days. In November of 2019, 14 SFI postdocs withdrew to an isolated research location to accomplish, in just 72 hours, a monumental task — decoding the first complex communication from an alien civilization.* […]
The theme of Motion & Energy Technology is all about how we get to wherever we're going. What fuel sources will propel us? Would InterPlanetary travel require a fundamentally new technology? How would these technologies affect the transportation roadmap here on Earth? Will the spaceship of the future actually be a space-city, complete with trees […]
Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the film takes place in the shadow of the world's first commercial Spaceport. Subtly set in a near future when space […]
La Jetée is a 1962 French science fiction featurette directed by Chris Marker and associated with the Left Bank artistic movement. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel. This special screening will be live-scored by Rob Schwimmer (a.k.a Carlos Antenna), previous InterPlanetary performer, who […]
The theme of cities, scaling, and sustainability is focused on organizational and dynamical aspects of biological and societal organizations, from our bodies, to our businesses, to our cities. This week brings together urban planners, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, and complex systems theorists with the aim of exploring the general scaling patterns in urban infrastructure and dynamics […]
Specially introduced screening of Moebius, a 1996 Argentine science fiction film directed by Gustavo Mosquera and starring Guillermo Angelelli, Roberto Carnaghi and Annabella Levy. It is based on the classic short story A Subway Named Mobius, by Armin Joseph Deutsch. The film is set in a dark and dystopian Buenos Aires, where a 30-passenger convoy vanishes in the closed circuit of the underground system. […]
Humans are resilient, but are we resilient enough to jump the hurdles of longterm survival -- both on our planet and beyond? What can we learn about creating sustainable environments from the evolution of life on our planet, and can we apply those lessons to creating a self-sustaining system on other planets? What can we […]
The concept of time pervades everything that we know about the physical and biological universe. However, adaptive phenomena cannot be trivially reduced to the simple timescale of physics and chemistry. In adaptive systems, aging is explicitly viewed as a consequence of information gain (adaptation) and information loss (entropy). The Santa Fe Institute's research, along with […]
We are living in an age obsessed with intelligent systems. All walks of life are being transformed by machine learning, by software platforms that amplify human ability to manipulate mathematics and statistics, by the availability of Massive Open Online Courses, and by unprecedented access to data and collective insights through networks like Wikipedia and Stack […]
Specially introduced screening of Phase IV, a 1974 science-fiction horror film. The only feature-length film directed by graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, it stars Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport and Lynne Frederick. After a spectacular but mysterious cosmic event, ants undergo rapid evolution and develop a cross-species hive mind and build strange towers and geometrically perfect designs in the desert. Except for one […]
The theme of Planetary Policy, Law, and Regulation encompasses not only the laws society is governed by, but also the laws with which planets are governed by. What would the best extraterrestrial governmental system be, and how would it relate to the systems still on Earth? What can the regulation of terrestrial ecosystems and beings […]
Milagro Middle School has been invited to participate in a unique interdisciplinary and intercultural exploration of the universe as part of the Santa Fe Institute’s InterPlanetary Festival. (I=)UNIVERSE is a STEMarts Lab production in collaboration with multiple departments at SFPS, including Art, Science, Technology, and Native American Student Services. Under the guidance of artist/educator Agnes […]
Specially introduced screening of The Lobster, a 2015 absurdist dystopian black comedy, co-written, co-produced, and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. In the film's setting, single people are given 45 days to find a romantic partner or otherwise be turned into animals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTNZmOJxuAc This week's programming is generously brought to you by Jennifer & Bryan Murphy.
What considerations should we take when writing a constitution for a newly established InterPlanetary settlement? What can we learn from the constitutions governing nations on Earth? Following on the heels of a closed meeting on the same subject, this panel will discuss what should be included in an adaptable governing document for a future settlement […]
A roundtable discussion by the Projecting Particles (I=Universe) Team about Indigenous cultural values and Western values, their intersections, their distinctions, and how cultures can be shared widely without loss. This roundtable discussion will be followed by story-telling sessions in the tipi, between Steven Tamayo and Steven Goldfarb, while Marcus Dominger live projects images onto the […]
For InterPlanetary’s opening panel discussion, David Krakauer will lead a discussion between Ted Chiang, James Gleick, and David Wolpert on Complex Time, and representations of time: How time is encoded, described, represented, modeled and observed.After providing a brief introduction to some of the representational dichotomies of time – (1) fundamental vs. emergent time and (2) […]
Brandee Caoba introduces a lecture by Tristan Duke: Speculative Vision. 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, […]
Chris Kempes introduces the panel discussion: Life and its Objects. The desire to know whether or not we’re alone in the universe is by no means a new obsession. For instance, the Voyager Mission – with its two data probes, various spectrometers, and a golden love letter to alien life – launched 46 years ago. […]
Sara Walker introduces Chris Kempes's lecture: How to Find Life Anywhere: The Universal Rules of Life. In our search for life beyond Earth we are confronted with a broad set of questions that challenge our basic understanding of biology: How different could life be in terms of what it is made of? How different might […]
Jessica Flack introduces our panel discussion: When will we need a Theory of Intelligence? Machine learning algorithms have been surprisingly successful at performing tasks that we assumed required high levels of intelligence, such as predicting protein folding (AlphaFold), as well as creative expressions like poetry with language prediction models (GPT-3). Do those successes imply that […]
Ian Tregillis introduces Peter Swirski's lecture: The Cassandra Syndrome, or, How Not to be a Futurologist. From the game of polo to cloning, from Hugo Gernsback to Stanislaw Lem, from predictions of future past to snapshots of contemporary reality, Peter Swirski will take science fiction at face value and evaluate its claims to being a […]
In the year 2163, the starship Ikarie XB-1 (Ikarus XB-1) is sent to the mysterious "White Planet" orbiting the star Alpha Centauri. Travelling at near-light speed, the journey takes around 28 months for the astronauts, although the effects of relativity mean that 15 years will have elapsed on Earth by the time they reach their destination. […]
Join us on the SITE Prow for Lindy Vision! For Albuquerque, New Mexico new wave/synth-pop band Lindy Vision, family casts a shadow over everything. Lindy Vision is a Black Native (Jicarilla Apache) sister band formed in Albuquerque, NM by Dorothy Cuylear (lead vocals/keys/lyrics/drum machine), Natasha Cuylear (lead/rhythm guitar/backup vocals/drum machine), and former member Carla Cuylear […]
From rising inequality and the impacts of geopolitical conflict, to the immense challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, we are in a period where new thinking about human systems has become essential. Now, in the early part of the 21st century, we are at a time of political and social change that […]
Anthony Eagan introduces Jorge Almazan's lecture: Emergent Tokyo - Speculations on the Spontaneous Space City. 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 […]
Caitlin McShea introduces Nina Lanza's lecture: Why we search for life on Mars: A view from the Curiosity and Perseverance rovers. 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 […]
Michael Garfield introduces Theremin Virtuoso Rob Schwimmer. Rob Schwimmer is a composer-pianist, thereminist, vocalist and Haken Continuum player who has performed and recorded throughout the world. Praised by The New York Times for his "Virtuosity, magic, and humor" Rob has just completed his long awaited 2nd solo CD "Heart Of Hearing" for theremin, Haken Continuum […]
David Krakauer introduces our panel discussion: Will space limit human performance? With the Artemis mission on the horizon and Elon Musk’s insistence on crewed Martian missions by 2030, considering how humans might live in space is at the forefront of our global collective mind. But what is required of those intrepid volunteers to flourish in […]
Dario Robleto introduces Carolyn Porco's Keynote: Cassini to Saturn: The Journey, the Legacy, the Future. 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 […]
Chagall uses a motion capture suit as a full-body musical instrument. Advaita is the coming together of the human and the digital. The real and the virtual. In Advaita live music, technology, visuals, and movement work together in harmony as all artistic elements are controlled by one thing: the performer’s body.
Brendan Tracey introduces Colossus: The Forbin Project. The ultimate computer creates the ultimate terror in this chillingly real sci-fi suspense thriller. When electronics genius Charles Forbin creates a massive computer complex that is capable of independently regulating the national defense of the United States, it appears that no enemy will ever be able to penetrate […]