The MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative is pleased to announce an open call, Earthlings, to invite artists for a unique opportunity to bring their work to low Earth orbit. This opportunity is intended for artists, designers, and storytellers who provoke new imaginings of our shared planetary future and challenge the ways we engage with outer space. Selected projects will be announced in July 2019 and aim to be launched at the end of this year or early 2020.
Through the ages, artists, writers, and filmmakers have always been inspired by space. Artists’ visionary depictions of space as an environment for people have influenced the scientific and engineering feats we know so well today. How will artists continue to inspire the future of space exploration? What are the opportunities and challenges in the creation of art for space, and art depicting space and space technologies? In Earthlings, we urge artists to take the unique low Earth orbit environment to create projects that live beyond outer space but also inspire our life on Earth.