The ISADORA module: A multi-purpose studio for the arts for the International Space Station

Seabra, Richard
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p679
Academic Journal
The space program has a huge, hard science, research bias. Is it fair to deny the “significant other half” of human knowledge, the Arts & Humanities, the opportunity to go into space? Moreover, how does one go about designing a module for artists? This is what this research hopes to reveal; a set of recommendations to the space community about what an art module should contain. Artists of different disciplines place demands on their supporting environment as in any other discipline. How will the needs of the artist translate to the International Space Station environment? More importantly, however, will be to listen to what artists may fantasize doing in space through interviews and questionnaires. It is one thing to ask artists what they might want in space. It’s another thing to ask what they will do in space. Rather than coming up with recommendations based on artists’ hardware needs, I also hope to come up with recommendations based on artists desires. What I am suggesting is not to put the artist through the regular usability tests in order to figure out their needs for ISADORA but to get them to contribute with what they do best; imagining... envisioning what they might possibly create aboard ISADORA. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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