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Blended Worlds: Experiments in Interplanetary Imagination


Blended Worlds: Experiments in Interplanetary Imagination explores the landscape of human relationships with our ever-expanding environment. Through a series of art + science collaborations, this exhibit questions how empathy and connectedness can both reveal new worlds and inspire innovative ways to nurture them. Twelve artists — collaborating with a team of Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists and engineers — will present a vision of the future that invites us to consider the impact of greater connectedness with nature, and its ability to foster a renewed sense of wonder and curiosity with our planet and the cosmos. Artists include Larry Bell, David Bowen, Darel Carey, Annette Lee, Ada Limón, Bruce Mau, Viktoria Modesta, Shane Myrbeck, Moon Ribas, Raffi Joe Wartanian, and Saskia Wilson-Brown.

In addition to the exhibit, Blended Worlds offers an evening of art, theater, and science hosted by comedian and musician Reggie Watts at Glendale’s Alex Theater and 'Earth Data: The Musical,' an original musical developed by Caltech Theater Arts that explores the challenges of climate research and celebrates science as a human pursuit. Event details to follow.

Blended Worlds: Experiments in Interplanetary Imagination was developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an operating division of Caltech and a Federally Funded Research and Development Center for NASA, in collaboration with the City of Glendale. JPL acknowledges the generous support of the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission and the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Trust. 

"tele-present wind" (Mars wind studio test,) 2024, David Bowen. Courtesy of the artist.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Glendale Library, Arts & Culture presented at Brand Library and Art Center

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