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Artists in Space

Now for something a little more uplifting, an archived podcast from my absolutely favorite show Radiolab, revived and polished off for Valentine’s Day, but this particular show is just exploring what artists would send as a message from Earth, so good for all year round.

More explanation –

Imagine trying to sum up existence on Earth into one little record… for an alien or humans of the far-off future. What sounds would you use? What music? What images? We put this charge to a bunch of artists, and asked what they would put into a space capsule. And in this week’s podcast, a few of the answers we got back. From Margaret Cho, Philip Glass, Alice Waters, Michael Cunningham, and Neil Gaiman.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.