Space Messengers

Space Messengers is a mixed reality installation and youth workshop presented by the Projecting Particles Collective as part of the BioSTEAM International youth exchange program in partnership with the U.S Embassy of Portugal and the U.S. Consulate General of Guadalajara.  This virtual collaboration connects middle/high school classrooms in New Mexico, USA with classrooms in Lisbon, Portugal and Guadalajara, Mexico through a shared sci-art installation.

Through the educational component we learn about the universe and our relationship to earth and space from science experts in the fields of particle physics, astrophysics and space science. We hear from artists, indigenous cultural specialists and philosophers of science to explore how art, humanities and philosophy can be a tool to understand the impact of science on biodiversity. Through this collaboration we become more informed global citizens and caretakers of the interplanetary universe that is our home.

For the culminating presentation collaged space/earth imagery collected from the workshop fill the animated body silhouettes which are then projected onto a building at the festival along with collective text messages from the students. Our youth leaders share with the world their thoughts and wishes for a sustainable future. Messages can be seen projected live and also scrolling on this website in real time.