As part of the French communication group for the Euclid space satellite (@Euclid_FR), today I visited ENSAAMA, the School of Art and Design in Paris. Euclid France is continuing the fascinating partnership with applied arts and Design, now at its 3rd year. The topic is Euclid Science, the realisation is in metal or laquer, and is carried out by ENSAAMA students under the technical and artistic guidance of their supervisors.
Today I had the opportunity to be part of the selection committee, with the aim, on one side (for the projects in metal) of brain storming around the different proposals that the students prepared, and on the other side (projects in laquer) of selecting one specific proposal to be carried out as a collective work of art.
Extremely fascinating and instructive to see how the concepts of cosmic acceleration, dark matter, dark energy can be perceived, with a variety of different ideas and proposals for their realisation. It helps to tune scientific communication as well as opening a window on the hard work needed for the challenging process that transforms an idea into a work of art.
The projects discussed today will develop in the next two years. In the meantime, the ones already ongoing are meant to be previewed at the next Euclid France meeting, next November in Nice.