April 21 6.P.M. CT
Art and Science Converging to Further Humanity
Using your imagination to fuel exploration and discovery is what the nonprofit SciArt Exchange is all about. The success of human space exploration extends beyond technological advancements. Through art we’re enabled to take a broader view and it can spark creative solutions for the challenges of space.
Learn about the nonprofit SciArt Exchange committed to bringing science and technology together with art to further humanity. Uncover how art, science, and space exploration converge to inspire us in the April Thought Leader Series “Art and Science Converging to Further Humanity,” presented by UTMB.
About the panel
Panelists for this discussion include Jancy McPhee, Founder and Executive Director of SciArt Exchange; Mickey Fisher, Writer and Producer; Nicole Stott, astronaut (retired), Artist, Founding Director of Space for Art Foundation.
Jancy McPhee is a neuroscientist by training, and for her science work, she is a strategist for domestic and international space life sciences research programs for NASA. Currently, she works as the Associate Chief Scientist of the NASA Human Research Program via The Aerospace Corporation. Her science strategy work spans physiological disciplines, space missions, and international and commercial partners. Through the nonprofit, SciArt Exchange, she offers a variety of global science-integrated-with-art activities and training to inspire and prepare the world for the future.
Mickey Fisher is a writer and creator who created the sci-fi event series EXTANT (CBS), Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg and Amblin Television, starring Halle Berry, and REVERIE (NBC), Executive Produced by Amblin Television, starring Sarah Shahi. He was also a Consulting Producer on MARS (NatGeo), Executive Produced by Ron Howard and Imagine, a Co-Executive Producer for THE STRAIN (FX), Executive Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and Carlton Cuse, and Season Two of JACK RYAN (Amazon), Executive Produced by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. He has also worked with the nonprofit SciArt Exchange on the Design your Habitat project.
Nicole Stott is an astronaut (retired), artist, and Founding Director of the Space for Art Foundation. She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone’s appreciation of our role as crewmates here on spaceship Earth. She is a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days as a crew member on both the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle. On her post-NASA mission, as the co-founder of the Space for Art Foundation, her mission is to unite a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art.