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By Frank Pietronigro
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About

Zero Gravity Arts Consortium 

ZGAC invites you to help us serve artists by providing them opportunities to speak directly to space scientists and engineers through the creation of new inspirational short videos that will result from our new Kickstarter project Greetings from Earth: Art for Extraterrestrials.  Twenty short features will presented during the ZGAC STEAM SCREEN - ISDC 2018 WORLD PREMIER MOVIE NIGHT of the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference ISDC 2018, on Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Gateway LAX.  All movies submitted will be considered for placement into a time-capsule sculpture, the ZGAC Arts Capsule For ET that will given as a symbolic gift to ET, from the people of Earth, upon first contact.

EXPANDING ARTS & CULTURE IN SPACE

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION

As a result of this campaign, ZGAC will activate an international video design competition. The costs to support the film screening, sculpture competition, events production, marketing and screening is reflected in our goal of $30,000. 

Join us today as one of our backers as ZGAC launches our global call to new media designers, artists and the space science and engineering communities, this October, to submit short digital films with current turn-of-the-century Greetings From Earth expressing todays' visions for expanding the arts, humanities and culture in space exploration.

HELP REFUEL ZGAC'S MISSION

ZGAC needs fuel to continue flying arts missions to space.  Help us today and share in this massively transformative goal.  Benefits for artists, art directors, motion graphic designers, space scientists, engineers, the arts and space exploration communities abound given the impact such art making, as you see from the movies  posted, has on expanding both the arts and space exploration activities.  

We Are All Explorer Fish, Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, Writer, Director, Producer, 2016, Australia
We Are All Explorer Fish, Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, Writer, Director, Producer, 2016, Australia

Such art creates the needed emotional impact these movies offers the dreamers, risk takers and adventurers who will take us to outer space as inspiration and theoretical guidance.  Help us touch others imagine that we can all go to space someday soon and that we can all dream beyond the stars.

VOYAGER CONNECTION

ZGAC will encourage artists to take, as inspiration, the content on the Voyager Golden Record that was launch in 1977 into interstellar space.  Greeting From Earth will be created for ET.   Voyager was a kind of message in a bottle cast into the galactic ocean containing greetings, music and images that celebrate life on planet Earth.  What might artists of today have to say to ET about our home planet Earth today and our species relationship to space exploration?

Let's Explore The New Frontier by Karla Varela-Huezo, Motion Graphics Designer, El Salvador, 2016
Let's Explore The New Frontier by Karla Varela-Huezo, Motion Graphics Designer, El Salvador, 2016

 

 ZGAC

ZGAC, the first international space arts organization of its kind in the world, is leading a growing movement for expanding cultural and artistic expression in space exploration that is proliferating alongside scientific and engineering pursuits. Our goal is to use new media as an educational tool coupled with space science, engineering and exploration as the cites for new creative collaborations shared among our consortium members.  

ZGAC supports artists in gaining access to space flight technologies with the intention of improving the quality of life for all future space travelers. Our programs support STEAM education and programming - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music and Mathematics.

Divided by Victor Lindkvist, Art Director, Sweden, 2016 ZGAC STEAM SCREEN 2016
Divided by Victor Lindkvist, Art Director, Sweden, 2016 ZGAC STEAM SCREEN 2016

 GREETINGS FROM EARTH

As a result of achieving our goal with this campaign, ZGAC will not only  have the necessary resources to showcase movies at ISDC 2018; we will also be able to instigate a sculpture design competition for our ZGAC Arts Capsule For ET.  This time capsule will contain all the movies, selected by an international, multicultural, intergenerational jury who will choose the videos as gifts to await ET’s arrival.

The ZGAC Arts Capsule for ET will be kept in northern California for the next 50 years.  After the ZGAC STEAM SCREEN - ISDC 2018 WORLD PREMIERE MOVIE NIGHT screening the films will be available for viewing on the ZGAC website and major streaming platforms as we did for the films created for the 2016 and 2017.

ZGAC STEAM SCREEN 

ZGAC offer arts, humanities and culture in space exploration film festivals within the context of ISDC, Yuri's Night events and other international conferences and symposia.  In 2016 and 2017 the screenings offered new video shorts created by students inspired by space exploration while studying Adobe AfterEffects with Frank Pietronigro in the Web Design New Media School at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.   ZGAC will continue to add more as our campaign progresses.

ISDC 2018 THEME 

SPACE TRAVEL: PUTTING PEOPLE INTO SPACE

Frank Pietronigro 'Drift Painting in Zero Gravity' 1998, Image Courtesy of NASA
Frank Pietronigro 'Drift Painting in Zero Gravity' 1998, Image Courtesy of NASA

ZGAC will encourage designers consider the ISDC 2018 theme, Space Travel: Putting People Into Space, and speak about what they would do artistically and culturally once space flight technology can accommodate artists' vision.  ZGAC will post links to all videos and the top films, with the highest number of hits, will then be curated for world premiere screenings at ISDC 2018 conference in Los Angeles.  

ZGAC hopes you enjoy what we have accomplished to date and we invite you today to join us to enable the creation of this film screening in 2018. Details on how to submit films will be sent out to all backers in October of 2017.  

Stop by each week for new releases of movie features of our ZGAC STEAM SCREENS - ISDC 2016/17

WEEKLY FEATURE:

Reflective Shards by Tlielaxu Miykel, Motion Graphics Designer, Mexico, 2016
Reflective Shards by Tlielaxu Miykel, Motion Graphics Designer, Mexico, 2016

 "I personally feel that I live in a time when individuality is a struggle, especially to be included in the day-to-day approval of the status-quo." 

Tlielaxu Mikel, Motion Graphic Designer, Web Design New Media School, Academy of Art University whose work was showcased at the  ZGAC STEAM SCREEN ISDC 2016 MOVIE NIGHT in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

COMMING ATTRACTIONS

Let's Take A Break, Susy Wells, United States, Graphic Designer, Academy of Art University, 2017
Let's Take A Break, Susy Wells, United States, Graphic Designer, Academy of Art University, 2017

 

A Cat In Meowter Space, Taisiya Teslya, Russia, Graphic Designer, Academy of Art University, 2017
A Cat In Meowter Space, Taisiya Teslya, Russia, Graphic Designer, Academy of Art University, 2017

 

Risks and challenges

RISK 1: How will you be able to create a fine arts screening at such an important space science event?

The National Space Society (NSS) has offered strategic support in 2016 and 2017 and will provide the necessary technical support for ZGAC STEAM SCREEN - ISDC 2018 on-site production, including: facilities, staging, technical support staff, sound and video projection equipment along with an audience of visionaries, risk takers and some of the leader in space exploration, our ZGAC colleague space entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers, some of whom value the contributions of arts and culture in space exploration as they have from the very inception of space voyages.

RISK 2: How will you create an audience for the ZGAC STEAM SCREEN - ISDC 2018 World Premiere Movie Night?
NSS creates a wonderful audience and your direct support will help ZGAC promote our work at ISDC.

RISK 3: How will people learn about the screening and opportunities for participation?
It is our intention at ZGAC to increase attendance and participation at ISDC 2018 through an extensive ZGAC's promotional campaign we will implement with the promotion we started in August 2017 to promote our Kickstarter Campaign. Periodic press mailings will go out and exclusive feature stories will be solicited with in-flight airline magazine, national television and radio talk shows. Watch for a posting we will offer in the October issues of the National Space Society's AdAstra Magazine. This will help ZGAC entice that publication's audience, beyond this call for backing, to our ZGAC intention for enhancing audience participation at ISDC 2018 and the screening to help increase audience participation.

Our ZGAC SUPER CHARGER HANGOUTS with Cabine Voltaire: Brainstorming Ideas will also guide creators and arts/science teams to consider the Voyager space craft content and concepts that reflect our arts and infinite forms of cultural expression.

Thank you for supporting our work with your pledge to support our team. Your support and collaboration is sincerely appreciated,
Frank Pietronigro
Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer
Zero Gravity Arts Consortium

KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FLIGHT CREW
Greeting From Earth: ZGAC Arts Capsule For ET

Chief Visionary Officer, Artronaut and Artist
Frank Pietronigro

Development & Fundraising
Brian Webster - Better World Associates

ZGAC Golden Voyager Kickstarter Project Strategist
April Nichol - ZGAC Branding Strategist

Art Direction, Videography and Motion Graphics Editors
Alex Andersson
Markus Amnegard

ZGAC Golden Voyager Kickstarter Technology Manager
& Designer ZGAC Kickstarter Project Cover Image
Parth Patel (Bunny)

ZGAC Golden Voyager Kickstarter Hangout With Super Chargers
Daniela De Paulis, Cabine Voltaire

ZGAC Affiliate Relations Space Science and Engineering
ZGAC Affiliate Relations Science Museum and Planetarium Relations
Danny SImmons

ZGAC Golden Voyager Curating and Video Selection Committee
Annick Bureaud
Jean Luc Soret
Bettyann Kevels
Uriel Dana

ZGAC SUPER CONNECTORS activate our Kickstarter project as often as they wish and use their social media to enhance and continue activating our Kickstarter campaign to the benefit of all.

Dave Dressler - National Space Society ISDC 2018 - ZGAC Advisory Committee Member – Nova Space Systems
Roger Malina – Editor: Leonardo Magazine and ZGAC Advisory Committee Member
Laura Gilman – ZGAC Affiliate Relations Europe
Adarsh Deepak – Publisher, Journal of Small Satellites and Founder of Taksha Institute - ZGAC Advisory Committee Member
Gavin Starks – Founder, Dgen.net
Patrick Napoli – ZGAC Affiliate Relations Social Media International
Clea Massiani, Alumni Relations, San Francisco Art Institute
Nahum - Founding Director KOSMIC
Danielle Siembieda, Deputy Director, Leonardo: The International Society of Arts, Sciences and Technology
Ayako Ono – ZGAC Affiliate Relations Japan
Zach Kromer – Member St. Louis Chapter, National Space Society
Gracio Joyal Lobo – Campus Ambassador at National Students Space Challenge, Jain University, India
Empress StahX – Artronaut and ZGAC Ground Performance Visionary
Trevor Jacobson – The Young Rebellion
Sarah Jane Pell - ZGAC Affiliate Relations Australia

With sincere appreciation to our ZGAC Advisory Committee Members and ZGAC Affiliate Institutions.

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    I choose to ware a pair of worker boots, on purpose, to symbolize my hope that people from divergent economic backgrounds have access to space exploration and the joy of flying to the Moon or Mars and beyond. I know that future space flights will be as common as the experience if flying in jets is today. This patch symbolizes that hope.During Research Project Number 33: Investigating the Creative Process in A Microgravity Environment (PR33), I choose to ware a pair of worker boots, on purpose, serving as a symbol of the importance that all classes of people, including working class people, must have access to space exploration and the joy of flying to the Moon or Mars and beyond.

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    Receive a limited edition signed print of Frank Pietronigro's 'Document 34 Drift Painting' created in zero gravity. As a unique feature to these prints, Frank Pietronigro, will add diamond dust and some of the actual paint used during his first parabolic flight with NASA on April 4, 1998. This work was the result of a collaboration with the National Space Grants Program; the Texas Space Grant Program's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Program, the California Space Grant Program and the San Francisco Art Institute.

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