Laurie Anderson: To the Moon

Laurie Anderson was the first and last artist in residence at NASA. An avant-garde electronic musician of the 70s, she was called by NASA in 2003—the same year when Columbia space shuttle exploded—and was offered full creative freedom to create a theatrical piece about space travel. NASA has always had arts programs, even as early… Continue reading Laurie Anderson: To the Moon

Einstein’s Musical Muse

In 1905, long before we understand that space makes ripples, Einstein proposed the idea that time, like space, is also a dimension that can be curved and bent. Einstein had pondered about curvature of spacetime since he was 16—and it wasn’t just because he’s a theoretical genius. Believing that “imagination is more important than knowledge,”… Continue reading Einstein’s Musical Muse

A story of Sun Ra

"I'd hate to pass through a planet and not leave it better than I found it." Sun Ra “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere,” said the beloved astronomer and storyteller, Carl Sagan. The 20s-50s period were the glowing years of astronomy. Within a short few decades,… Continue reading A story of Sun Ra