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This section includes current events from the convergence of art, science, and technology.

Mars in 3D Mars in 3D Screening: "Mars at Midnight"

Mars in 3D will be screened on June 14th, 2013 at Century Cinema 16 in Mountain View, CA at 11:00 pm (auditorium #10 entry at 10:45 pm). The event will include an introduction by Mars Science Principal Investigator, Tori Hoehler, as well as an explanation on the remastering of the film from Stanford University CCRMA's Michael McNabb.

For Eventbrite registration and free tickets, see here: Mars at Midnight Details.
Image of the moon with the silhouette of a crowd of observers looking up into the night sky "Overview": a Film by Planetary Collective

Planetary Collective's film "Overview" will be shown as part of the AstroArt program in collaboration with Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Global Astronomy Month (GAM) on April 12th, from 14:30 to 16:30 UT. The film has garnered more than 1.7 million plays on Vimeo since its premiere at Harvard University on December 7th, 2012. The showing of the 19-minute film will be in Google hangout format.
NASA or MOMA? Play the game! NASA or MOMA? Play the Game!

"One of the most enduring and inspiring side effects of space exploration is the pictures -- pictures of Earth taken from new heights; pictures of Earth's neighbors, take from new angles; pictures that resemble, and in fact are, art... And they often resemble art of a more earthly variety. Here is a collection of images -- some taken by Chris Hadfield from the ISS ('NASA') and some created by painters on Earth ('MOMA'). Here's a game: Can you tell the difference between the two?"
Shepard Fairey, street artist, creates new ISS mission badge Shepard Fairey's Mission Patch: Street Artist Designs for ISS

Shepard Fairey, street artist, has created a mission patch for the Center of Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), a nonprofit organization that manages research aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Fairey was recruited to make the mission insignia for CASIS's inaugural flight, which is set to run from September 2013 to March 2014.
Arts, humanities and complex networks: the fourth annual Leonardo symposium Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks — 4th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The overall mission of the symposium is to bring together pioneer work in the overlap of arts, humanities, network research, data science, and information design. The 2013 symposium will leverage interaction between those areas by means of keynotes, a number of contributions, and a high-profile panel discussion.
Annie Leibovitz photographed Eileen Collins at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, during training. Collins was the first female pilot (Discovery in 1995) and first female commander (Columbia, 1999) of a space shuttle porgram Florida Celebrates Space: NASA Art Program Exhibit

NASA, the John F. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) and the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) have collaborated to celebrate Family Space Day at the MOAS. The 'Florida Celebrates Space' event will take place from now until April 28th, and will exhibit over forty pieces from the NASA art collection.
musical compositions by Sarah Weaver Universal Synchrony Music (USM)

USM is conceived by composer Sarah Weaver as a multi-year telematic music ensemble project involving cosmic interaction, approaching the telematic music medium from the musical, technological, and metaphorical standpoint of synchrony. USM Volume 1 incorporates sonifications of data streams from the NASA Kepler Mission, together with renowned professional experimental jazz and computer musicians, performing at UCSD and Stony Brook University in New York.
NASA images, objects, and perceptions from the early days of the Space Race 'Exhibition Space'

Exhibition open from March 21st -- May 8th, 2013.

"A consideration of one object and two seemingly unrelated series of photographs from the early days of the Space Race reveals a sudden transition in mankind's perception of outer space. In an ambitious photographic sky survey, the universe is a subject of deaestheticized, scientific, earthbound observation."
NASA Lunar Science Institute - image of the moon NASA Lunar Science Institute: Lunar Gallery

The NASA Lunar Science Institute recently published a lunar gallery which showcases selected images and data taken by orbiting spacecraft. "When art works as a tool for lunar science, it can inspire curiosity and understanding such that the Moon becomes just as new as once it was."
NASA's Orion and Curiosity at Inaugural Parade NASA Stars at 2013 Inaugural Parade

NASA's Orion deep space crew capsule and the Mars Curioosity rover had starring roles in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade, held on January 21st, 2013. Orion and Curiosity passed in front of the White House and the official reviewing stand.
NASA's Johnson Space Center parody of YouTube hit: Gangnam Style Johnson Space Center Interns Create ‘Gangnam Style’ Parody

A group of Pathway interns at NASA's Johnson space Center created a video, "NASA Johnson Style." It is a parody of 'Gangnam Style,' an internet sensation that became the most watched YouTube video ever. The light-hearded spoof offers an inside look at JSC.
space shuttle endeavour on the back of an airplane Time-lapse video: Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Trek Across L.A.

Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA's youngest shuttle, made one final trek to the California Science Center in Los Angeles in October, 2012. The 12-mile crawl was captured in a timelapse by the Los Angeles Times.
Musician will.i.am and former astronaut Lelan Melvin Will.i.am Encourages Students to Reach For The Stars

For the first time in history, a recorded song has been beamed back to Earth from another planet. Students, special guests and news media gathered at NASA's JPL to hear "Reach for the Stars" by musician Will.i.am after it was transmitted from the surface of Mars by the Curiosity rover.
A screen shot from the video 'We're NASA and We Know it,' a spoof of the NASA/JPL Mars Rover team We're NASA and We Know It (Mars Curiosity): LMFAO Parody

The 'We're NASA and We Know It' parody takes LMFAO's popular song 'Sexy and I Know It' and creates a spoof on the landing of JPL's Mars Curiosity rover, and even Mohawk Guy (Bobak Ferdowsi) himself. This video was posted first on the YouTube channel Satire.
JPL mission control room after the successful landing of the Mars Curiosity rover President Obama Calls JPL, Shout Out to 'Mohawk Guy'

President Obama called NASA's JPL to congratulate the engineers on their successful Mars landing. During the call he gave a shout out to Mohawk Guy, celebrating his unique appearance and how his edgy mohawk was making science ‘cooler’ than it used to be.