Join “A Sign in Space” Artistic Director in a lively and thought provoking brainstorming session about the possible meaning of the simulated extra-terrestrial message created for the project. The workshop will start by reading some excerpts from Italo Calvino’s book “Cosmicomics” and will continue with a conversation with the workshop’s participants on possible forms of communication attempted by an extraterrestrial civilisation with human and non-human life forms. Be prepared to draw and write if you wish.
PROJECT FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Daniela de Paulis
Daniela de Paulis is a former contemporary dancer and a media artist exhibiting internationally. She is also a member of the IAA SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Permanent Committee and a licensed radio operator. Her artistic practice is informed by Space in its widest meaning. Since 2009 she has been implementing radio technologies and philosophies in her art projects.
She is currently Artist in Residence at the SETI Institute and Artist in Residence at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia, with the support of the Baruch Blumberg Fellowship in Astrobiology.
In 2009 she developed the Visual Moonbounce technology, in collaboration with international radio operators, and over the past fourteen years she has been creating a series of innovative projects combining radio technologies with live performance art and neuroscience. In addition to her artistic practice, she has published her work with the Leonardo MIT Journal, Routledge, Springer, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and RIXC.