Distant Vantage Media Labs is a Denver, Colorado initiative under the non-profit “Blue Marble Space” organization. Our aim is to demystify scientific knowledge and make it accessible to everyone. See our current projects to see how we are meeting these goals!
DVML is a collective of artist, scientists, engineers, computer scientists, musicians and enthusiast working together to enhance and broaden the way science is communicated.
DVML contributors include:
Julia is an Astrobiologist working as a research assistant to the Curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. She holds an undergrad degree in Astronomy from the University of Colorado, as well as a masters degree in Space Studies from the International Space University, in Strasbourg, France. Julia currently researches Astrobiological aspects of Saturn’s moon Titan, Social/Ethical issues associated with Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence. In the past she has researched the challenges associated with the remote detection of primitive biosignatures, for the proposed Exoplanet Imaging mission called New Worlds Observer. She is extremely passionate about the communication and outreach of science. She is co-founder of S.A.G.A.N. (social action for a grassroots astrobiology network) and acts as frontwoman for the Denver-based outreach event “Space in your Face“.
Ari grew up in rural Northern California. From an early age he expressed an interest in the natural world and star gazing. In 2009, after several years of community college, he packed an external frame backpack and left the country. While traveling in New Zealand and Southeast Asia the dream of studying astronomy vividly returned to him. After he returned to the United States he devoted himself to his education.
He transplanted himself in Boulder, Colorado in 2011 to pursue studies in Astronomy and Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through his studies he became drawn towards methods of understanding human context within the observable cosmos.
His education path has largely been an extension of childhood passions involving astronomy glow stickers and Legos. However, through those creative and artistic learning tools a long thirst for knowledge was fostered. Nurturing the joy of learning is why he is a part of DVML. He is the DVML lead for the Urania project.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University. He is currently a product development engineer for a small Denver-based start up company that designs and manufactures solar-powered lamps for people who live in parts of the world without electricity. His previous work includes the development, design, and testing of spacecraft mechanisms and actuators. In his free time, Joe likes to experiment with digital electronics and modern programming languages.
Joe is as passionate about cosmology as he is about engineering. Currently, he is working on Urania.
“As a life-long fan of science-fiction, it makes sense that I find myself fascinated and inspired by the new discoveries and advancements being made by REAL science today.
As someone without a background in science, I understand just how much most people don’t know or understand about the universe, and I agree with the notion that a more universal perspective would help to improve our global and personal perspectives. If initiatives such as DVML can serve as vehicles for spreading this knowledge and make steps toward increasing public interest, I’m all for it.”
Alex is [definitely] a musician and [probably] an aspiring comic/media-artist from New Jersey and has been involved with the Denver area music scene since 2005. His contributions to “Space in Your Face” include: composing electronic theme music, playing a variety of characters in comedy skits, and producing the opening title sequence with the help of his band, Smash Syndicate.
Jacquelyne Mido Glover (is currently on academic sabbatical and we wish her the best!)