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UCSB Arts & Lectures celebrates Earth Day with a presentation by Danielle Wood, Director of the MIT Media Lab’s Space Enabled Program, titled Space Enabled Earth Justice: Using Space Technology to Improve Life Friday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Director of the MIT Media Lab’s Space Enabled Program, Danielle Wood, in an Earth Day presentation titled Space Enabled Earth Justice: Using Space Technology to Improve Life on Friday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative and Justice For All series.

As the director of the cutting-edge Space Enabled research group at MIT’s Media Lab, Danielle Wood applies designs enabled by space research to projects that advance social good here on Earth – whether that’s combating environmental degradation or preventing the next famine. Breaking down complex, cosmic technologies, she shows us how entrepreneurial spirit and cross-disciplinary collaboration can be used to bring about a more just and innovative future.

Watch: 6 space technologies we can use to improve life on Earth | Danielle Wood >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RAJvzV9j-o

 

ABOUT DANIELLE WOOD

“Danielle’s talent and dedication to using Earth observations to advance justice worldwide makes her an inspiration to all of us.” – Lawrence Friedl, Director of NASA’s Earth Applied Sciences Program

 

Professor Danielle Wood serves as an Assistant Professor in the Program in Media Arts and Sciences within the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Within the Media Lab, Wood leads the Space Enabled Research Group which seeks to advance justice in earth’s complex systems using designs enabled by space. Wood is a scholar of societal development with a background that includes satellite design, earth science applications, systems engineering, and technology policy. 

In her research, Wood applies these skills to design innovative systems that harness space technology to address development challenges around the world. Prior to serving as faculty at MIT, Wood held positions at NASA Headquarters, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Aerospace Corporation, Johns Hopkins University, and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs. Wood studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned a PhD in engineering systems, SM in aeronautics and astronautics, SM in technology policy, and SB in aerospace engineering.

Learn more>> https://www.media.mit.edu/people/drwood/overview/ 

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This is a moment that calls for Optimism, Resilience, Courage and Vision.

Santa Barbara needs Hope, and Arts & Lectures is uniquely positioned to respond.

A&L’s 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative has already inspired our community with presentations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, chef José Andrés and author Anne Lamott. We will continue to inspire, through shared experiences with thought leaders, creative problem solvers and arts visionaries who will guide us forward. CREATING HOPE programs strengthen human connection, promote emotional well-being, joy and compassion, and envision positive change. Learn more about the CREATING HOPE: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/CreatingHope.aspx

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Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A&L annually presents more than a hundred public events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.  

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Danielle Wood is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures in association with UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB Environmental Studies Program, and Community Environmental Council.

 

This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative and Justice For All series.

 

FREE Event (registration required).

 

For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

Justice for All Lead Sponsors:

Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Zegar Family Foundation, and Anonymous

Presented in association with UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB Environmental Studies Program, and Community Environmental Council

Special Thanks:

UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2021-2022 season.

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