Planet Earth as Art: The View from Space is an artistic exploration of our home planet

Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 7 pm CDT; 5 pm PDT via Webinar on Zoom with Jim Plaxco, President of the Chicago Society for Space Studies

Join HAL5 as we welcome Jim Plaxco, as he presents using satellite images, the case is made that Earth, from a visual perspective, is as a work of art. His presentation eill provide a brief review of Earth remote sensing, the data acquisition process, and the image processing workflow used by the author to create the images shown in the presentation.

About Jim Plaxco

Jim Plaxco serves as President of the Chicago Society for Space Studies jim is a digital artist and creative coder specializing in algorithmic and generative art, astronomical/planetary image processing, abstract art, and alternative portraiture. His digital art tools include photography, 2D and 3D graphics software as well as graphics software of his own design. As a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jim has used his artistic and image processing skills to create astronomical and planetary images using data from a variety of space missions to illustrate his educational presentations. Jim is a former Vice President of the National Space Society. He speaks regularly on a variety of space policy and commercial space topics. Jim is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of algorithmic art, digital art, space art, generative art, social media, web design, space exploration, space policy, commercial space, planetary science, astronomy, and image processing as it relates to planetary science missions and astronomical science (Jim has taught astronomical image processing as a Guest Lecturer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago).

The event is free and open to the public.

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