Blumenfeld joined the Moon Village Association’s Cultural Considerations Working Group along with Planetary Scientist Prof Ian Crawford (Birkbeck College, University of London) for a webinar panel discussion titled, “Moon Rocks: Study and Inspiration.” Blumenfeld discusses and gives a demo of her pioneering project, Astromaterials 3D, and how this research archive/public artwork relates to her art practice as a whole. Prof Crawford discusses the impact the Apollo Mission rock samples have had on our understanding of the Moon and the origin and evolution of the solar system. The webinar was held virtually on November 14, 2023, at 5.30 CET.
“Creative Cosmos: Contemporary artists honor the late 19th and early 20th-century women ‘computer’ who changed how we see the universe.” By Rebecca Johnson. Star Date Magazine, published by The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory, features Blumenfeld’s Tracing Luminaries print edition alongside other artists who have investigated the story of the Women Computers of the Harvard College Observatory in their work.