Global Astronomy Month 2013 features for the first time a program of art and astronomy, including live film screenings, live presentations by artists on their work, space food recipes and an AstroArt panel. GAM AstroArt aims at bringing together art, astronomy and space exploration, opening up discussions and possibilities for new collaborations in these fields. The live film screening program includes: 'Overview' by Planet Collective 'Serene Universe' by Maarten Roos 'No Gravity' by Silvia Casalino 'le Voyage dans la Lune' by Daniela de Paulis 'Eight Years of Cassini' by Nahum Mendez Chazarra 'Making the Invisible Visible' by Christoph Malin Each...

Geosynchronous satellites are destined to become the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, floating quietly in Earth orbit long after humanity has vanished from the planet. Trever Paglen’s The Last Pictures is a project that marks a geosynchronous satellite with a visual record of our time in history. Over a five-year period, Paglen interviewed scientists, artists, anthropologists, and philosophers as he considered the content of such a cultural record. Working with materials scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Paglen developed an ultra-archival disc designed to last billions of years. Paglen micro-etched the disc with one hundred photographs and encased it in...

In the fall of 2010, somewhat inexplicable circumstances led me to the coast of Southwest Ireland to meet the owner of a stone that could cure eyesight. I suppose the idea of a stone curing eyesight attracted me because I am a visual artist interested in the act of looking at things. But aside from that, it was certainly the first time I allowed myself to incorporate my amateur fascination for rare stones into my professional life. There were a few important elements of the stone encounter that I remember very well. First of all, the oral traditions that established...

With subtle, sometimes hidden, interventions in our reality Jasper Coppes explores the way we relate to objects and spaces. In doing so he simulates cultural heritage or lets architectural constructions merge into chosen environments. Coppes works with the assumption in mind that when our usual forms of knowledge decline, it becomes possible to restore a movement towards the uncertainty of the present. Because thanks to our ability to forget the commonplace we have the opportunity to experience the presence of that which is not, is no longer, or is not yet. Jasper Coppes (Amsterdam 1983) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld...

Yoshiyuki Koinuma - AWB Arto-Artist of the Month for February 2013 - talks about his work " The Reincarnation Series ." Interview credit: WerklichtTV Links: - Cosmic Visualisation with Yoshiyuki Koinuma - The Reincarnation Series by Yoshiyuki Koinuma - AWB Astro-Artist of the Month: February 2013 ; Yoshiyuki Koinuma. - Yoshiyuki Koinuma website . Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.