eResearch (2018): Melbourne AU

Spatial Performance Environment Command Transmission Realities for Astronauts (SPECTRA)

13th eResearch Australasia Conference: Keynote Address

Sarah Jane Pell

eResearch 2018 shares ideas and exemplars in new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

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Keynote Address 12th eResearch Australasia Conference, Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park 15–19 October 2018.

Pell will explore the role that art and technology has played and continues to play in shifting understandings of human exploration. What are the stakes—social, ethical, ontological— in appropriating astronautics for artistic purposes for example? What are the consequences, both intended and not, of placing artworks/artists into diverse cultural contexts, from the space analogue to the launch vehicle? Pell is uniquely positioned as a commercial diver, commercial spaceflight candidate, and spacesuit validation test pilot. She qualified for a polar suborbital mission specialist, and served as the Simulation Astronaut for Project Moonwalk subsea lunar analogue human-robotic co-operation trials 2016; Artist-in-Residence for the Mars Desert Research Station Crew188, and Commander of Lunares 3 Crew Spectra Mission 2018. Former Chair of the European Space Agency (Topical Team Art & Science), graduate of the International Space University, and NASA consultant, Pell champions sci-art approaches and human spaceflight as priorities for the new Australian Space Agency, and expands on opportunities emerging for eResearch.

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