La misión "Ulises I: una Ópera en el Espacio", con tan sólo un kilogramo de peso y que estará a 300 kilómetros sobre la Tierra, permitirá la transmisión de piezas musicales desde el espacio exterior a través de la banda de radioaficionados/civil. Éste es el resultado de la aplicación de la ciencia y tecnología espaciales al talento y creatividad del grupo de creadores denominado "Colectivo Espacial Mexicano", bajo la dirección del artista Juan José Díaz Infante. Ahora preparan “Ulises 2.0” con un nuevo integrante, un asesor de talla internacional, que aportará todo su conocimiento y experiencia para que la misión sea todo un éxito.
Nos referemos al Dr. Roger Malina, editor de la revista Leonardo que publican conjuntamente la International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, y el Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Roger Malina y Juan Jose Díaz Infante
Juan José es actualmente: Director de la Misión Ulises I, Director de PLAY!Festival, Miembro de IAF Technical Activities Committee for the Cultural Utilization of Space (ITACCUS), Director del Colectivo Espacial Mexicano, www.ulises1.mx
A continuación les presentamos un resumen biográfico del Dr. Malina en inglés..
Roger Malina (born July 6, 1950) is a physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at M.I.T Press and distinguished professor of arts and technology, and professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a Directeur de Recherche of the C.N.R.S. at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille. His specialty in astrophysics is space instrumentation. His current work focusses on connections between science and art.
Roger Malina obtained his B.S. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972, and his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979.He was Principal Investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at theUniversity of California, Berkeley. He is former director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence (OAMP) and of the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille in Marseille, and member of its observational cosmology group, which performs on investigations on the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Malina is president of the Association Leonardo in France, which fosters connections between the arts, sciences and technology, and has been the editor-in-chief of Leonardo magazine at MIT Press since 1982. He is also member of theMediterranean Institute for Advanced Study (Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, IMERA), which he has helped to set up and which aims at contributing to interdisciplinarity and which places emphasis on the human dimensions of the sciences. He is member of the jury for theBuckminster Fuller Challenge 2011.
In 2011, Malina was appointed as distinguished professor of art and technology and professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was to teach in Spring 2012.
Roger Malina is the son of Frank Malina, research engineer in rocket propulsion, first director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, kinetic artist and founder of Leonardo Journal.
Leonardo is today’s leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology.