Title: C Bangs & Greg Matloff Book launch and presentation
Description: “Biosphere Extension: Solar System Resources for the Earth”

Longtime collaborators C. Bangs and Greg Matloff present their first artist book. “Biosphere Extension: Solar System Resources for the Earth” began with combining the resources of three books and five years consulting for NASA and working as NASA Faculty Fellows with dialogs that have been ongoing since they first met in 1982. The four sections of the book integrate the text of astronomer Matloff with the images composed by artist Bangs, whose feminist ecological art parallels the duo’s work on space and space resources.

C Bangs’s work is included in public and private collections as well as in books and journals. Public Collections include the Library of Congress, NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center, New York City College of Technology, Pratt Institute, Cornell University, and Pace University. Her art has been included in seven books and two peer- reviewed journal articles, several magazine articles and art catalogs. Merging art and science, she worked as a NASA Faculty Fellow; under a NASA grant she investigated holographic interstellar probe message plaques.

Greg Matloff is a space scientist, who has pioneered space-propulsion application of the solar sail and protecting the Earth from asteroid impacts. He has authored or co-authored 8 books and more than 100 scientific research papers. He is a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society. Dr. Matloff is a Hayden Associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has consulted for NASA and is an Emeritus Associate Professor and Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at New York City College of Technology, CUNY.

Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2011-10-20