August 2022

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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 Harvard Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection.

January 2022

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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). Each shares brief presentations about their respective work across art, science, and technology, and discusses the perceived boundaries, entanglements, and kinships of these fields, considering the contributions artists can make in collaboration with the sciences.

October 2021

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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 and expand our understanding of the role of empathy as a pathway to care, compassion, and love. (Blumenfeld’s talk begins at the 02:33:00 mark in this conference session)

August 2021

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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.

March 2021

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Blumenfeld gives her talk, Consequence of Wonder, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 7 PM ET as part of her current exhibition at the Maier Museum of Art and Randolph College’s annual SciFest. Her talk shares her art practice, research, writing, and projects spanning the last 20 years.

March 2021

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Blumenfeld gives the Spring 2021 Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist Lecture, Monday, March 22, 2021, at 6 PM CT for the Sam Fox School of Art, Washington University. Blumenfeld’s talk, Consequence of Wonder, will share her art practice and projects spanning the last 20 years as well as the new printmaking project she’s been working on as artist-in-residence with Island Press.

December 2018

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Blumenfeld moderates a panel discussion at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of NASA’s legendary Earthrise photograph. Joined by filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee as well as William Stefanov, Lead Earth Science & Remote Sensing for the ISS at JSC, and Andrea Meado, Geoscientist at JSC, together they discuss the remarkable image of Earth rising over the Moon captured by the crew of Apollo 8 in December 1968.

September 2018

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Rice Public Art hosts Blumenfeld for her talk, Consequence of Wonder, and panel discussion detailing her practice, her current installation at the Rice BioScience Research Collaborative, and her research in meteors and astromaterials. Followed by a conversation with her NASA colleagues.