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 […]

Lecture for Project PHaEDRA, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian

Project PHaEDRA’s Summer Art Series which is hosted by Wolbach Library at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics welcomes Erika Blumenfeld to discuss Tracing Luminaries, her new print edition with Island Press which focuses on the visual language and mark-making developed by the Harvard Observatory Computers in their research with Harvard’s Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection.