The SETI Institute welcomes new Artists in Residence

Danny Bazo, Karl Yerkes, and Marko Peljhan from UC Santa Barbara's Department of Media Arts and Technology will be collaborating with SETI Institute Senior Research Scientist Jon Jenkins.

Project Description

SOMNIUM: Robotic installation inspired by the Kepler Space Telescope

A collaboration between Danny Bazo, Karl Yerkes, and Marko Peljhan (UCSB Media Arts and Technology)"

With scientific support from SETI Institute Senior Research Scientist Jon Jenkins

Johannes Kepler's 1600s-era science fiction tale, Somnium, describes the experience of a young explorer who takes a fantastical trip into space to ask a question: "what might an observer on the moon see while they gaze at the Earth from afar?" This new installation uses data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope to echo this question for our specific time: "what might an observer on Earth see while they gaze at the many other possible Earths which exist within our galaxy?"

Learn more about the Artist in Residence program