Spaceship Earth

Ars Electronica, European Space Agency (EU)
THU September 3 - SUN September 6, 2015, 10 AM-8 PM
MON September 7, 2015, 6PM
Ars Electronica Center

How rapidly are Earth’s glaciers melting away? What are the best times for farmers to plant and harvest their crops? What can be done to protect human populations from catastrophes like Fukushima and the Nepal earthquake?

From their orbits in outer space, modern hightech satellites track geographic, atmospheric and geologic changes and deliver updates on the current status of our natural habitat. Spaceship Earth focuses on satellite images and the incredible depth of information inherent in these astonishing pictures, as well as artistic interpretations of their themes. What do we learn by observing our planet from outer space, and how can we respond to what we find out? This question is the core consideration of an exhibition being staged jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Ars Electronica.