[ISEA2023] Institutional Presentation: Bettina Forget & Regine Basha — SETI Institute: Are we alone? How trans-disciplinary practice helps us to conceive of Life beyond Earth

Institutional Presentation Statement

Keywords: trans-disciplinary practice, art-science collaboration, artist-in-residence program, life beyond earth

The existential question “Are we alone in the universe?” has been pondered by scientists and artists alike. The SETI Institute’s Artist in Residence program’s mandate is to reflect on what the discovery of life (and intelligent life) would mean for humanity. Our artists offer fresh perspectives that spark new insights and ideas on scientific research.

  • Bettina Forget directs the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestial Intelligence) Institute’s Artist-in-Residence program and is a doctoral candidate in Art Education at Concordia University, Canada. Her research examines the recontextualization of art and science, and how transdisciplinarity may disrupt gender stereotypes. Her creative practice focuses on astrobiology, sci-fi, and feminism.
  • Regine Basha is a cultural producer.She was born in Israel to Iraqi parents, and grew up in Montreal (CA) and Los Angeles (USA). She is Artist-in-Residence advisor for SETI (Search for Extra Terrestial Intelligence). https://www.seti.org/air/regine-basha