Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program SHSSP (2016): International Space University

Space and Popular Culture

Allan Scott Auditorium, University of South Australia, Adelaide, AU

Dr. Alice Gorman, Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox, Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, & Josh Richards

This public lecture by forms part of the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program, held at the University of South Australia in partnership with the International Space University. We are welcomed by Dr. John Connolly, Head of Space Studies at the International Space University and about to return to NASA to be Head of Mars Human Mission Planning. In this lecture, several artists discuss the topic of Space and Popular Culture. I am introduced at 29m 38s. Copyright © 2016 ISU.

ISU Southern Hemisphere SH-SSP and the University of South Australia 'Space and Popular Culture' Event Allan Scott Auditorium, Adelaide AU, 8 Feb 2016.

Since the beginning of the space age, the romance and mystery of space travel and space exploration, and also the wonders of the cosmos, have had a major influence on popular culture, including in literature, movies, the visual arts, music and computer games. Our panel comprises artists and commentators from a variety of artistic and cultural backgrounds. Each will present examples of their work and the panel members will also talk about their motivations and how space has inspired their work. The panel will be moderated by Dr Alice Gorman, space archaeologist from Flinders University and will include renowned Brisbane artist, Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox, underwater performance artist and Everest mountaineer, Dr Sarah Jane Pell and stand-up comedian and short-listed Mars One astronaut candidate, Josh Richards.

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