Hi, thanks for dropping by. As you might gather from these pages, I am currently trying to get my head around the notion of value and how we create, exchange and consume that what we value on and off this planet. In general, I enjoy researching & telling stories on how we explore, create, and narrate our evolving human reality.
I presently consult with NASA on matters related to the Flight Opportunities program, a program I’ve been involved with since its inception in 2011 (eg. I created these first three annual reports). While at NASA, I had the opportunity in 2012-2014 to learn more about brain-inspired AI, e.g. by inviting Jeff Hawkins to give a talk at NASA Ames, doing a small internal R&D project to study Numenta’s algorithms (HTM), and in helping organize a VLAB panel discussion on Deep Learning at Stanford.
Before coming to the US in 2008, I was part of a small community in Europe aiming to establish a working relationship between contemporary art and European space through the European Space Agency (see e.g. Floating Points). My participation in this effort was inspired by an ESA-commissioned artwork 'Ceci N'est Pas Mon Soleil' in 2001 which I helped created as part of a collective we called 'Art Race in Space' (=2 American contemporary artists Deborah Solomon, Ricky Seabra and myself, all based in Amsterdam at the time).
For my year 2000 MSc thesis in Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, I worked on a self-proposed idea to allow people to virtually (internet)-travel to the Moon aboard a small European spacecraft called LunarSat (paper@ICEUM4).