Call for Artist in Residence at the ESA

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esa_bepicolombo_opencallUnder the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica cordially invites artists to take part in a competition for a residency at the European Space Agency (ESA) and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. This residency offers artists an extraordinary opportunity to experience the landing of the Rosetta space probe and the ExoMars Mission live on site at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

This visit to the ESA facility will be followed by a one-month stay at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, where the artist-in-residence can bring his/her project to fruition.

The deadline of this open call for applications is June 6, 2016 at midnight. Entries may be submitted online at www.aec.at/artandscience. The recipient of the residency will be selected by a jury made up of representatives of the ESA, Ars Electronica Linz and the European Digital Art and Science Network’s member institutions.

 

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.