Project Description

Far Seeing Apollo

Far Seeing Apollo is part of the Celestial Celebration: Music, Art, and Technology collaboration with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and the Chuck Eisemann Center. Using archival footage from NASA, Johnson Space Center, Archive.Org and vintage televisions (1968-1979), the installation recalls the domestic spaces where millions of people gathered to watch the first lunar landing.

Students: Sean Landers (project lead), Grace Brady, Elise Cobb, Abby Mancini, Ira Murchison, Caroline Trotter, Khadeeja Zulqurnin

Faculty: Anne Balsamo (project lead)

Special thanks: Ron Jennings, vintage television engineering

More Info > The Celestial Celebrations: Music, Art, and Technology collaboration commemorates the 50th anniversaries of the Apollo Moon Landing and the founding of the University of Texas at Dallas. The event was a collaboration between ATEC, the Richardon Symphony Orchestra, The Eisemann Center, and the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It featured interactive installations and visual music to accompany a performance.

To learn more about Celestial Celebrations: Music, Art, and Technology read Theater Jones review, “The Richardson Symphony partnered with University of Texas at Dallas for a far-out concert.”

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