Publication Release Event at Island Press

Island Press will host a signing and publication release event with Erika Blumenfeld for her Tracing Luminaries portfolio print edition, created over the last year and a half in collaboration with Island Press. The event will take place on September 16, 2022, from 4-6 pm CT at Island Press in the Sam Fox School of […]

Lecture at Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Blumenfeld gives a talk on August 30, 2022, as part of Project PHaEDRA’s “Behind the Scenes” Summer Series, hosted by the Wolbach Library at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Blumenfeld discussed her soon-to-be-released Tracing Luminaries print edition in collaboration with Island Press, and the hand-marked notations made by Harvard’s Women Computers in their work with the […]

Science Spotlight: NASA Astromaterials 3D

Blumenfeld is invited to share with the Sketchfab community how her Astromaterials 3D project is opening up new frontiers in science and storytelling and the story behind the making of the project.

National Geographic Feature Article

Blumenfeld’s new print edition, Tracing Luminaries, created in collaboration with Island Press during her 2021 artist-in-residence, is featured in a 4-page spread in the August 2022 issue of National Geographic printed magazine and on their website.

NASA JSC Director’s Innovation Award

Blumenfeld and her team are awarded the 2021 NASA Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Award for the Astromaterials 3D project, awarded “For inspiring scientific discovery with innovative integration of 3D imagery to create NASA’s space rocks for public and scientific engagement.” (Award given at 00:31:16 in the JSC Honor Awards Virtual Ceremony)

Official Webby Award Honoree

Astromaterials 3D Website and Explorer Application has been selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences as an official 2022 Webby Honoree.

Astromaterials 3D Phase II Launch

Blumenfeld and her team launch new samples and features on Astromaterials 3D, including 20 new Moon rocks and meteorites, a new section called NASA Pins highlighting regions of interest on each rock, and the much-anticipated public release of the high-resolution 3D model files.

Art, Science, & Technology Panel Discussion at Creative Capital

For this live-streamed event, “Ecologies of Meaning in Art, Science, & Technology Collaborations,” transdisciplinary artist Erika Blumenfeld (2000 Creative Capital Awardee) moderated a conversation with transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins (2019 Creative Capital Awardee), environmental artist Xavier Cortada (2022 Creative Capital Awardee), and Mónica Bello, head curator at Arts at CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics). […]

Lecture at 4th Designing for Empathy Summit

Blumenfeld gives her talk, Elemental Empathy: Deep Listening Across Deep Time, at the 4th Designing for Empathy Summit, held online from October 27-29, 2021. The inaugural Summit in 2018 was hosted by His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, India, which became the seed for the annual event to foster compassion and universal ethics […]

Book Publication: Polaroid Now

Blumenfeld is included in the newly published book, “Polaroid Now: The History and Future of Polaroid Photography,” curated by Steve Crist. The photobook includes essays by the author as well as Polaroid’s CEO, Oskar Smolokowski, and photographer, educator, and Executive Director of the 20×24 Studio, John Reuter. The book features a stunning collection of work by […]