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Welcome to Spaceship Earth, an introduction by Angelo Vermeulen

Originally screened as part of EFFA Presents: Out of this World (29 Oct - 8 Nov 2020)


We are delighted to welcome you aboard Spaceship Earth with an exclusive 10-minute introduction from Angelo Vermeulen.


Vermeulen is a space researcher, biosystems engineer, futurist and artist. He works on bio-inspired concepts for interstellar exploration, bringing together a variety of disciplines. In 2013 he became crew commander of the first NASA-funded HI-SEAS Mars simulation in Hawai'i, living in isolation with just five other crew members for 120 days.


Taking inspiration from his own experiences and linking back to 1991 BIOSPHERE 2, Angelo will give us an insight into the psychological toll of living in shared isolation, as well as the complexities of ecological life-support systems and closed loop ecosystems. We will hear about the bizarre beginnings of the BIOSPHERE 2 experiment, and Angelo’s own reflection on the role theatre and performing arts play in inspiring experiments on the intersection of science, technology and art.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    9 minutes