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SETI AIR Newsletter - June 2022

SETI AIR Newsletter - June 2022

SETI AIR Newsletter June 2022




Bettina Forget

This month we are introducing not only a new artist to the SETI AIR program but also a new AIR division: the affiliate program. Our SETI AIR Affiliates are artists and art organizations who are already in the midst of developing an art-science project but require a “gravitational assist” to get to the next level. Daniela de Paulis’ project “A Signal in Space” is a great example of an affiliate project that is nearly ready to launch. We’ll feature her work later this summer; for now, please visit her new SETI AIR profile.

Also close to launch is SETI AIR alumnus Scott Kildall’s experimental NFT project Exotopia. If you’re in the mood for a vacation, you can purchase a ticket and go on a virtual voyage that explores nearby exoplanets. Keep an eye out at the NYC.NFT conference and mark your calendars for our next SETI Live to find out more.

Enjoy the long summer days,



Artist Spotlight


We are delighted to welcome Daniela De Paulis to the SETI AIR program as an SETI AIR Affiliate.

Daniela is a media artist working with experimental practices in live performance, sound and video art. Her work reflects upon notions of reality as presented by the natural sciences, especially radio astronomy, neuroscience and space research. She is currently the recipient of the Baruch Bloomberg Fellowship in Astrobiology at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia. Daniela is a member of the IAA SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Permanent Committee.






Mark your calendars for our next SETI Live

Thursday, June 30, 2022, 10:00 AM PDT

NFT Exotopia - a conversation with Scott Kildall

SETI AIR alum Scott Kildall and Bettina Forget will discuss Exotopia, a browser-based storytelling project that invites participants to join imaginary voyages to study alien life on real exoplanets in our galaxy. Each journey uses real scientific data from the SETI Institute to imagine where extraterrestrial life could actually exist. Buy a ticket to take on the role of a space crew member - and you may even be rewarded with airdropped NFTs!

The project launches after NYT.NFT on June 24, 2022


The ORE Network hosted Scott Kildall for an AMA on Twitter Spaces.

Bringing Space Explorations to the Masses



SETI AIR Artist News & Events


Gorund Station

Xin Liu's Ground Station series is currently on view at the Xie Zilong Video Art Museum

Part of the exhibition Body•Universe: The Art of Living Together

April 30 - August 28, 2022
No. 387, Xiaoxiang South Road, Yuelu District, Changsha City, Hunan Province

Curator: Dong Bingfeng


Shift rotate reflect


Jen Bervin: Shift Rotate Reflect
Selected Works (1997-2020)
Edited with text and introduction by Kendra Paitz.
Text by Jayme Collins, Jen Bervin. 
Interview by Claudia Rankine, Jennifer Yee.


By a Thread

Shirley Fiterman Art Center

Exhibition: By a Thread
Works on view include Jacquard tapestries by George Bolster that reflect ways in which aspects of science fiction and reality merge. particularly in ongoing scientific investigations of extra-terrestrial life/

June 9 - August 19, 2022
81 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007


XX Year

Brittany Nelson's work is part of the exhibition

XX - Twenty Year Exhibition
Morgan Lehman Gallery

June 2 - July 2, 2022
526 West 26th Street, Suite 419 Chelsea - New York, NY, USA







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