Join artist and Concordia Public Scholar Bettina Forget in the virtual world of Mozilla Hubs and take a tour of exoplanets, which are worlds that have been discovered orbiting stars other than our own Sun. Bettina will talk about her art project Exoplanet Zoo, and you will be able to view visualizations of planets such as Diamond Worlds, Lava Worlds, and Rogue Planets. Chat with other Hubs visitors while you’re there, and discuss the possibility of life on other planets.
How can you participate? Join the Exoplanet Art Tour on Mozilla Hubs (using the code 801 490) or watch live on our Facebook page. Mozilla Hubs is a free online virtual space. You can join the Exoplanet Art Tour using your browser window or using a VR set if you have one. Open Exoplanet Art Tour in your browser and click on "enter." The maximum capacity for this meeting is 24 visitors, so please be on time. However, even if the room is full, you can still join the meeting, but you will not be able to interact with other visitors.
Don't forget to share your selfies and discussions from the tour on social media and using the hashtag #4thSpaceAliens!
Bettina Forget is a doctoral candidate in Art Education and Public Scholar at Concordia. Her research explores the intersection of art and science, and how transdisciplinary education may disrupt gender stereotypes. She owns and directs Visual Voice Gallery, which presents contemporary art that makes a connection to science. She is the Director of the SETI Institute’s Artist-in-Residence Program and VP and Director of Fine Art at the Convergence Initiative. Her creative practice fuses art and astronomy, and her artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her doctoral research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a Renata and Michal Hornstein Doctoral Fellowship.