Poetry in Space: A Future Tense event.

Join Us in Washington for a Happy Hour Event About Poetry in Space

Join Us in Washington for a Happy Hour Event About Poetry in Space

Future Tense
The Citizen's Guide to the Future
Oct. 11 2017 8:20 AM

Poetry in Space: A Future Tense Event

Space is awfully inspiring.

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With space exploration no longer being monopolized by scientists and government agencies, artists are now getting in on the act. Why not launch a satellite with poetry as payload or a rocket made of sugarcane? These examples of taking artistic expression beyond the grip of gravity are part of a broader citizen science movement revolutionizing our relationship to technological progress and exploration.

Join Future Tense at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C., for a happy hour conversation with Juan José Diaz Infante, who launched the poetry-bearing Ulises I Mexican nanosatellite; Tavares Strachan, a multidisciplinary contemporary artist who has trained in the Russian cosmonaut program; and moderator Eric Molinsky of the Panoply podcast Imaginary Worlds.* They’ll be discussing the desirability of connecting (quite literally!) the arts and sciences.


For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.

*Correction, Oct. 19, 2017: This post originally misidentified Imaginary Worlds as a WNYC podcast. It is a Panoply podcast. 

Future Tense is a partnership of SlateNew America, and Arizona State University.