Visioning the Cosmos: An Artist’s Perspective

Saturday June 23rd, 2012
3:00 pm
Ballroom B

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Charles Lindsay - He photographs at the interface between nature and culture. It is his fascination with our relationship to the earth which connects all of his work - living with a rain forest tribe, traveling with turtle hunters, looking at his own experience of fly fishing or the culture of golf and it' s relationship to the natural world. His camera-less photographs and videos are a visual exploration of nature in an abstract sense, influenced by space and scientific imagery.
Lynette Cook - most widely known as an out-of-this-world space artist, Cook has enthralled others with the wonders of the cosmos via her depictions of planets discovered outside our solar system. Published worldwide in books, periodicals, and documentaries, these renderings have been featured on ABC7 News and in USA Today.
Rosaly Lopes - Dr. Rosaly M. C. Lopes is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is an expert on volcanoes on Earth and the planets and has worked on the NASA missions Galileo and Cassini. She has visited more than 50 active volcanoes all over the world and written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She enjoys bringing the excitement of her research to the general public via lectures, TV shows and books. Rosaly has obtained numerous awards for her work both in science and outreach. In 2005, she was awarded the Carl Sagan medal by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, in recognition of her success in communicating science to the general public. Buy the SETIcon II Interview DVD


Gabriel Alvarado-Marín - a web designer, illustrator and animator working at the SETI Institute. His current projects include the creation of a website and supporting illustrations aimed at introducing astronomy concepts to children, graphics for an iphone game presently in the works and the concepts for two additional SETI-flavored games. He has a BFA in animation from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.