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KOSMICA at The Arts Catalyst comes to Paris

Line up for KOSMICA Paris announced


10 pour finir et commencer #5, La Société des Curiosités are hosting our first KOSMICA in Paris
24 Place Sainte Marthe, Métro: Colonel Fabien or Belleville
Sunday 11 March 2012, 6-10pm

With a focus on Artists working with satellites, tonight's presentations will be made in a mixture of French and English, the line up includes:

Roger Malina, astronomer, editor and Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology at the University of Texas, where he is developing Art-Science R and D and Experimental publishing research. Malina is the former Director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence and his specialty is in space instrumentation; he was the Principal Investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nelly Ben Hayoun considers ‘Surreal Interactions’ and proposes how we could embed creativity in our daily lives. With creations like The Soyuz Chair, Royal College of Art Design Interactions MA graduate, Nelly explores the possibilities of space tourism, weightlessness and the thrill of the unknown.

Marko Peljhan is professor in interdisciplinary studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since 2005 he has been coordinating the design and utilisation projects, including the development of a polar orbit microsatellite, for the final Arctic and Antarctic Makrolab missions as part of the International Polar Year (2007/2008). Pelhjan is flight director of zero-g flights 1-3 with the Noordung group, and organiser of flight 1 with the GCTC with Kitsou Dubois.

Juan José Díaz Infante's Ulises is a nanosatellite being launched soon.  It explores the need of any citizen on Earth to be able to shape any future he wants not being dependant on the system. Juan will recount the personal journal of the mission’s director, a day-to-day journal of his experiences as this project has taken shape. A story worth telling.

Regina Peldszus asks - how will we actually live in space?  Regina Peldszus’s work in space architecture and design explores the psychological challenges of isolation and monotony of space crew on extended exploration missions. And concerns human-technology-nature interaction in extreme environments, off-duty and medical design aspects in space and their spin-offs.

Kosmica is an endorsed project by ITACCUS. This event occurs before the annual ITACCUS meeting at the the International Astronautical Federation, a worldwide federation of organisations active in space.

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