Interview on Radio France’s “Affaires Culturelles”

Blumenfeld talks with Radio France’s Affaires Culturelles host, Arnaud Laport, about her art practice, focusing on her longtime interest in light and the cosmos, and her experience at the McDonald Observatory. Affaires Culturelles is a France Culture radio show that is “committed to culture and creation by getting closer to artists, showing how culture is […]

StarDate Radio Spotlight: Glass Art

StarDate, the longest-running science radio program in the U.S., which is produced by The University of Texas McDonald Observatory, discusses the Harvard College Observatory Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection and the Women Astronomical Computers, highlighting Blumenfeld’s Tracing Luminaries print edition.

Interview on NASA’s “Houston, We Have A Podcast”

Blumenfeld discusses all things art, science, and space rocks on “Houston, We Have A Podcast,” the official podcast of NASA Johnson Space Center, with host, Pat Ryan, and colleague, Jeremy Kent, geologist and Apollo sample curation processor. Find HWHAP Episode 263: Astromaterials 3D on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and SoundCloud—or click on the link below […]

Blumenfeld is Elected as Full Member of Sigma Xi

Blumenfeld is elected as a Full Member of the Scientific Research Honor Society, Sigma Xi, in recognition of her artistic practice’s contribution to science. She was nominated for membership by two scientists who named two of her published works, Astromaterials 3D and Tracing Luminaries, as justification for her election.

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 for Project PHaEDRA, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian

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 the 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 […]

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.