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Explore NASA, no security clearance required, on Friday, October 19, at WIU’s Malpass Library.
Exploring NASA is a projected video art installation that will be on display in the library’s atrium. It was produced by WIU Art Professor Bruce Walters.
The piece (or, pieces) examines NASA in the areas of science and technology, and also looks at its societal impact.
A "collaborative effort of artists, musicians, scientists and administrators,” Walters explains NASA itself is a collaborative effort: "NASA represents, to me, the collective will to expand human understanding through a synthesis of technology, vision and courage." WIU Graphic Design students have work featured in the installation.
The projected videos of Exploring NASA are accompanied by soundtracks, and include pictures drawn by children, images taken by the Hubble Telescope, footage of NASA launches and landings, and the radio telescope research of WIU astrophysics professor Dr. Esteban Araya . (Get a taste from this clip posted on YouTube.)
Walters says he wants “to communicate a sense of optimism about the future and to convey a sense of collective effort and pursuit of knowledge.”
“Exploring NASA” will start at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 19, and will end when the Malpass Library closes at 7:00 PM.
"Exploring NASA" comes to the WIU Macomb campus as part of an ongoing series of events and lectures called "Art and Self Perception," coordinated by WIU's libraries.
Exploring NASA Exhibit