@tobedetermined

Hi, thanks for dropping by. I work at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, CA where I support the Space Technology Mission Directorate (e.g. I helped implement the Flight Opportunities program and wrote their first 3 annual reports). In 2013/2014, I spent some time learning about brain-inspired AI (e.g. HTM) and helped organize a VLAB panel discussion on Deep Learning at Stanford.

Before NASA, I worked in the European space sector where my passion was to establish a working relationship between contemporary art and European space through the European Space Agency, ESA (e.g. Floating Points). This passion was inspired by a ESA-commissioned artwork we created as  'Art Race in Space' back in 2001 called 'Ceci N'est Pas Mon Soleil' (we=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).

I enjoy researching & telling stories that explore, create, and narrate our human reality.

June 2017

UGO