When it comes to a yet to be realised future of humanity as a multi-planet civilization, popular culture uses the scenario to address issues that humanity is dealing with today, as opposed to merely anticipating what we’re going to come up against tomorrow.
If you’ve ever read the science fiction work of Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, chances are the original book covers were painted by British space artist David A Hardy. He also worked with Sir Patrick Moore for over half a century, has created spaceships for Doctor Who and his art has featured in Pink Floyd gigs.
Helen Keen, award-winning comedian and writer, delved into forgotten parts of our space history at the 2015 TEDxESA event.
The intersection between science and art at a basic level is simply a means of communication and in this edition’s ‘Space for Art’ column we will continue to explore the wonderful relationship between the two.