Blumenfeld is awarded a 2023 Emerson Collective Fellowship as part of the Climate Cohort, a group of visionary individuals who are centering collective climate solutions from different vantage points and disciplines. As an Emerson Collective Fellow, Blumenfeld will focus on her new project, Earthlight, which brings together art, climate science, and space technology. Building on research from social psychology that shows that experiences of awe and wonder help us see ourselves as part of something larger, Blumenfeld says, “Earthlight intends to tell a story of our interconnected world written in the language of light.”
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.