December 2022

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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 IN society, that it is its reflection, vibration, and sometimes even premonition.”

December 2022

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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.

December 2022

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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 to listen directly from NASA’s website.

November 2022

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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.

September 2022

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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 Design & Visual Arts in St. Louis, MO.

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 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 the Harvard Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection.

April 2022

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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)