Photo courtesy of Drew Altizer/San Jose Museum of Art

Applied’s Place in the Universe

Mar202015
The visual impact of Diana Thater’s exhibition, Science, Fiction 2015, at the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) is stunning. The mysteries of the natural world unfold in front of you as projections of beetles crawl overhead while animated images of the Milky Way explode around you. Stargazing at its best!

Working with noted astrophysicists, the artist incorporates scientific images of the universe, generated primarily by the Hubble Space Telescope, into her work. Displayed on eighteen 46-inch LED displays on two video walls, visitors explore the distant corners of the universe in vibrant color and detail. And, we take great pride in knowing Applied Materials technology can be used to create high-resolution monitors that bring galaxies to life.

The show, partially funded by the Applied Materials Foundation, is part of SJMA’s ongoing series “Beta Space”—an experimental laboratory for artists, collaborative ventures and catalytic ideas. If you are in the area, check out astronomical activities currently lighting up the Museum in downtown San Jose.

 

Photo courtesy of Drew Altizer/San Jose Museum of Art