Metabolic Studio Public Salon:
David Wilson
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ Noon
Free Admission

Nikolai Federov, Konstantine Tsiolkovsky and Dogs in Space - The Roots of the Soviet Space Effort

A telling of the tale of the deep origins of the Russian/Soviet Space Program through motion picture and images including the rarely seen notebooks of Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

David Wilson is the founding director of the Museum of Jurassic Technology. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1974 and opened The Museum of Jurassic Technology in 1988 at its current Culver City, California location. Since its inception, the Museum has expanded both in terms of its public offerings, through exhibitions and associated programs, as well as in its public recognition and reputation. The MJT has exhibited internationally and Mr. Wilson has lectured throughout North America and Europe. In addition, Mr. Wilson has produced seven independent films, most recently under the auspices of MJT in conjunction with Kabinet, an arts based cultural institution located in St. Petersburg, Russia . The latest of their collaborative efforts is entitled Bol’shoe Sovietskoe Zatmenie - The Great Soviet Eclipse. Over the past decade, the Museum and Mr. Wilson have been honored through numerous grants and awards. In 2001 the MacArthur Foundation granted him a Fellowship in recognition of his accomplishments at The Museum of Jurassic Technology.

Image: Gregor Garzenko with Belka and Strelka, August, 1960
Image Courtesy: Museum of Jurassic Technology

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