Deep Space 8K

Fragility & Beauty – Earth from Space

Nils Sparwasser (DE), Robert Meisner (DE), Rupert Huber (AT)

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Freitag, 9. September 2022, 19:30 - 20:00
Alle Termine werden in der Mitteleuropäischen Zeit (MEZ / UTC+1) angegeben.
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
Zutritt nur mit Platzkarte. Platzkarten für diese Präsentation im Deep Space 8K sind am selben Tag ab 10:00 Uhr beim Infodesk im Ars Electronica Center erhältlich.

Join us on a journey around the world with breathtaking satellite images of our planet. Robert Meisner (ESA) and Nils Sparwasser (DLR) show how beautiful, fragile and endangered our planet is and how we are changing the surface of the Earth at an unprecedented speed. Be fascinated by the possibilities of Earth observation satellites, which today permanently provide us with information about the state of our planet. Experience beautiful as well as informative images, musically accompanied by a live performance by composer Rupert Huber (tosca).


Michael Mondria (AT) – Managing Director Ars Electroncia Solutions
Harald Moser (AT) – Supervisor ESA projects – Ars Electroncia Solutions

Speakers / Performers:

Nils Sparwasser (DE) – Head of Science Communication and Visualization department – DLR Earth Observation Center
Robert Meisner (DE) – Earth Observation Outreach & Φ-Experience coordinator – ESA
Rupert Huber (AT) – Composer


Nils Sparwasser is head of the Science Communication and Visualization department at DLR’s Earth Observation Center. He has been involved in the presentation and communication of DLR’s outstanding Earth observation missions and remote sensing projects and, together with his team, has realized films, exhibitions and the several illustrated books on the subject. He teaches remote sensing as a guest lecturer at the Catholic University of Eichstätt. The German Aerospace Center, DLR, is the research center of the Federal Republic of Germany for aeronautics and space. It conducts research and development in the fields of aerospace, energy, transport and security. In addition, DLR is responsible for the German space program on behalf of the Federal Government.

Robert Meisner studied geo-sciences at the University of Munich and holds a PhD from the mathematical faculty of the “Free University of Berlin” in geo-scientific data visualization. He worked at Stanford University in California, University College London and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) before joining the European Space Agency in Frascati, Italy. Robert has over 30 years of experience in Earth observation from space and has contributed to several space missions. Currently, he is responsible for ESA Earth observation communication and for the exhibition center “Φ-Experience” in ESA’s establishment in Frascati, Italy.

„Rupert Huber is a composer who is best known for his piano music and music installations. He has been travelling the world with his electronic music project TOSCA, for the last 25 years. Numerous collaborations with Ars Electronica have made him well known in the realm of Media Art. For Huber, music is communication, as well as an active state of peace. His theory of composing, called dimensional music, considers physical space and unknown possibilities to create social and participatory music architecture.“

This year’s Festival programme in Deep Space 8K is kindly supported by Dorotheum and Linz AG
DorotheumLinz AG