STARTS TalkMay 15 20192 p.m. - 4 p.m.
ESA ESTEC - Einstein Room / Einstein Room

Creativity driving research in outer space.
Outer space as a laboratory.

Today, our horizon of the known is located well beyond the boundaries of our planet. With space probes we’ve extended our sensorium from earth’s orbit into the farthest reaches of our solar system while earth-bound observation techniques allow us to sense interstellar neutrino traveler and telescopes peer ever deeper into time, approaching the birth of our universe.

The outer space is not just an object of scientific observation, and the current wave of planned space missions prepares humankind for closer encounters with the objects of our observations. Going to Moon, Mars and beyond it is not just an exploration of a new uncharted continent, but it is a creative laboratory for a new thinking on society on earth.

With this STARTS Talk on May 15th 2019 at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk (Einstein room) we aim to discuss recent developments at the intersection of art with space research and innovation activities. S+T+ARTS = STARTS is a European Commission programme that explores synergies between Science, Technology and the ARTS.


14:00 Introduction to STARTS, Peter Friess
14:10 Bernard Foing, ILWEG/ESA
14:20 Angelo Vermeulen, artist
14:30 Martijn Leinweber, Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk
14:40 Andreas Bauer, Ars Electronica
15:00 Panel discussion with Q&A, moderated by Peter Friess

This STARTS Talk is organised within three-dayprogramme of EuroMoonMars workshop and Supre:organism residency days.

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The Supre:organism is made possible within the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab, with support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission, Mondriaan Fund and CLICKNL, and is a collaboration between Waag (Amsterdam), International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk), Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam), Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen (Vijfhuizen) and Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (Ljubljana).