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Gain insights to a line-up of intriguing topics that showcase the best in arts and science, and be inspired by the passion of esteemed industry leaders giving engaging presentations.

Upcoming Events
Conversations: Open Wide Wilderness


Sat 11 Feb | 2.00pm – 4.00pm

ArtScience Museum, Inspiration/Expression Gallery, Level 4

Connections between technology and art with nature have become increasingly inextricable. In the reimagining and renegotiation of our relationship with the natural world, new technology is humanised and embraced as an opportunity to unite environments through art for social change.

This edition of Conversations celebrates the launch of the museum’s latest permanent development Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure. It brings together technology creatives and sustainability leaders of this project as they envision the interconnectedness of nature, digital technologies, art and humanity, and how this can lead to an onward and upward movement to the future. Speakers include Brian Gothong Tan (Commissioned Artist for Into The Wild), Miguel de Andrés-Clavera (Head of Creative Technology, Asia Pacific at Google), Sunarto (Wildlife Ecologist, World Wide Fund for Nature - Indonesia), Kevin Teng (Executive Director of Sustainability at Marina Bay Sands), moderated by Honor Harger (Executive Director of ArtScience Museum).


The Race To The Next 4 Billion


Tues 14 Feb | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Expression Gallery, Level 4

For the first time in Singapore, engage with Dr Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator, NASA and Dr David Oh, Project Systems Engineer & Former Lead Flight Director, Curiosity Mars Rover, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). They will share insights on NASA’s mission to Mars and how the scientific explorations of the JPL missions have changed our understanding of the solar system. Dr Newman and Dr Oh will also discuss the impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAMd) education and NASA’s newest Discovery Mission: Psyche, Journey to a Metal World will reach new frontiers.

This special panel discussion is hosted by ArtScience Museum in partnership with EmTech Asia and NASA. EmTech Asia takes place from 14 – 15 February 2017 at Marina Bay Sands. The event examines the emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives, including robotics, artificial intelligence, genome editing, cybersecurity, virtual reality and space tech. Click here to find out more. 

About the speakers

Dr Dava Newman,
Deputy Administrator, NASA

Along with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Dr Dava Newman is responsible for providing overall leadership, planning, and policy direction for NASA. Newman performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated by the administrator, assists the administrator in making final agency decisions, and acts for the administrator in his absence by performing all necessary functions to govern NASA operations and exercises the powers vested in the agency by law. Newman also is responsible for articulating the agency's vision and representing NASA to the Executive Office of the President, Congress, heads of federal and other appropriate government agencies, international organizations, and external organizations and communities. Prior to her tenure with NASA, Newman was the Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. Her expertise is in multidisciplinary research that encompasses aerospace biomedical engineering.

David Oh
Project Systems Engineer & Former Lead Flight Director, Curiosity Mars Rover
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

David Oh is a senior systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was Lead Flight Director of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover. David led the teams that successfully flew the rover to Mars in 2012 and led the cross-cutting systems engineering team that designed, tested, and delivered the rover's core avionics, thermal, and communications systems. He is currently the Project Systems Engineer for "Psyche: Journey to a Metal World," a proposed mission that would use electric propulsion to explore the largest metal asteroid in the solar system. He received a Sc.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1997.

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