Please join us in the Syvertson Auditorium (N201) on Sept. 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. to hear Nelly Ben Hayoun present “Design Thrilling Experiences for the public: Adapting science to human creative needs”

Nelly Ben Hayoun has been commissioned to create an artwork piece by the 2012 ZERO1 Biennale Art & Technology Network in San Jose, Calif., and the Montalvo Arts Center, in Palo Alto, California, under the support of Z33, House of Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium.

Directed and created by Nelly Ben Hayoun, the International Space Orchestra Project has performing members drawn from NASA Ames Research Center, the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI), Singularity University and the International Space University. This project will feature music written by English composer, musician and songwriter Damon Albarn; instruments by the Maywa Denki Art Company of Japan; music from Arthur Jeffes of Penguin Café from London, England; lyrics by Bruce Sterling, one of the founders of the cyberpunk movement in science fiction, Yugoslavian filmmaker and writer Jasmina Tesanovic; plus musical director and two-time Grammy-Award winner Evan Price, an accomplished violinists and one of the most respected violinist of his generation.

At this colloquium, Nelly Ben Hayoun will discuss how this piece of work and her previous works, are geared to share with the general public a strong connection between the musical and innovative world (creative) matched with the world of science and engineering. Nelly Ben Hayoun’s projects around the world are designed to engage a broader non-technical and non-traditional public audience.

Nelly Ben Hayoun’s ISO project, the newest one in her series, is aimed to showcase the achievement that can be realized by the human mind, with people that fully participate in both the artistic and technical fields.